Carols by Candlelight


When: Wed, December 6th, 5:30 pm

Where: Sts. Agatha and James Church

             3728 Chestnut St., Philadelphia


Collegium and the Church of Sts. Agatha and James welcome all to a joyful, ecumenical choral service celebrating Christmas with the Penn community.  Join fellow students, professors, and performing arts groups for an evening of Lessons & Carols.  The evening will conclude with a dessert reception.


Please direct any questions to Elizabeth Feeney at

A Short History of Lessons & Carols

First held in the late 19th century England, Lessons & Carols started as a new way to worship and celebrate Christmas through a combination of readings and carols.  Most famous for its reiteration at Kings College, the service has spread around the world and across traditions as a means of reflecting on Christmas.

Sts. Agatha and James R.C.

As the mother Catholic church of University City and West Philadelphia, we seek to extend the loving care of God to everyone —students and non-students; local residents and visitors; Catholics and non-Catholics.

Penn Newman Center

Our mission is to support, challenge, inspire and empower students, faculty and staff to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ on campus. We prepare Catholic leaders for service to the Church and world.