Students and their families gathered at Regis on the evening of Friday, December 12 to salute the Christmas season and to give thanks for the blessed and joyful 2014 experienced by the Regis community.
The annual ceremony began in the Regis Chapel with readings and reflection. From there, attendees congregated in the Regis Quadrangle, singing "O Come, O Come Emanuel". Rev. Philip G. Judge, S.J. ’80, President of Regis, then offered a prayer and blessed the Regis Christmas tree while those gathered held candles and braved the cold.
After the tree was lit, the festivities moved to the Regis Auditorium, where hot chocolate, seasonal treats, and Christmas carols set the mood for a festive evening. A unique Centennial year Christmas Tree Ornament was also made available for purchase. Below are a few photos capturing the spirit of the event.
Above: Holding candles, the Regis community gathers in the Quadrangle under centennial year banners to celebrate the lighting of the Regis Christmas Tree.
Above: Mr. Jim Phillips, chair of the Fine Arts Department, plays the piano while students, parents, and friends of Regis join Rev. Philip G. Judge, S.J. '80 in singing Christmas Carols during the Christmas Tree Lighting reception.
Above: The Centennial Ornament hangs on the recently blessed Christmas Tree in the Regis Quadrangle.