Please be away that a Rorate Mass will celebrated at St. Stephen at the normal Tuesday morning time of 7am, on December 17. As you may be aware, the Tuesday morning Mass at St. Stephen's is served by members of the St. John Berchman Society of St. Ignatius High School.
The Rorate is a Mass in honor of Mary in which the interplay of light and darkness convey the meaning of Advent. Historically, it has been celebrated early on weekday mornings in darkness. As the Mass proceeds and sunrise approaches, the church becomes progressively brighter.