Advent liturgies begin Dec. 3 in St. Mary's Chapel

The Jesuit Community will sponsor a series of Advent Masses for faculty and staff in St. Mary's Chapel, beginning on Sunday, Dec. 3 with a liturgy celebrated by Assoc. Prof. T. Frank Kennedy, SJ (Music).

The Dec. 10 Mass will be celebrated by Asst. Prof. G. Ted Bohr, SJ (Fine Arts), and Assoc. Prof. Fr. Michael Himes (Theology) will preside over the Dec. 17 Mass. All Masses are at 4 p.m. and will include music provided by a faculty group led by Assoc. Prof. Michael Connolly (Slavic Languages).

In addition, the Boston Boy Choir from the Archdiocesan Choir School will perform at a "Ceremony of Lessons and Carols" on Tuesday, Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m., in St. Mary's Chapel.

Dancer's Christmas marks 15th anniversary

The Boston Liturgical Dance Ensemble will present "A Dancer's Christmas" Dec. 8-17 in Robsham Theater. This year marks the annual performance's 15th anniversary.

The program consists of three works choreographed by Robert VerEecke, SJ, the Jesuit artist-in-residence at Boston College. Peter Pawlyshyn, a teacher at the Boston Ballet, will appear as a guest artist.

Performances on Fridays and Saturdays, Dec. 8-9 and Dec. 15-16, are at 8 p.m.; Sunday shows, Dec. 10 and Dec. 17, are at 2 p.m. In addition, there will be a special children's performance on Saturday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $10 ($7 for children and senior citizens). Reserved seating and group rates are available. For more information, call ext. 4800.

Breaking the Barriers Ball slated for tomorrow, Dec. 1

The ninth annual Breaking the Barriers Ball for students, faculty, administrators and alumni will be held on Friday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. in O'Connell House.

This year's ball will feature performances by Boston College a cappella groups, BC bOp!, the Boston Brass Quintet and a disk jockey. Tickets are $7 per person and $15 per couple; they are available at the McElroy ticket office.

Flexible spending account enrollment now open

Employees wishing to enroll in the flexible spending account program for 1996 must do so during November and December.

The program allows the employee to set aside money, before taxes, through payroll deductions for certain predictable expenses, such as medical and dental costs or dependent care. Full-time faculty, full-time monthly and weekly employees, and part-time monthy and weekly employees regularly scheduled to work 20 hours or more per week are eligible for the program.

The deadline for 1996 enrollment is Dec. 15. Contact the Benefits Office, ext. 3329, for more details.

Donations sought for Summerhill House

Carol Hunt-Clerici, faculty personnel assistant in the Academic Vice President's Office, is asking members of the Boston College community to contribute donations for the Summerhill House in Norwood.

Summerhill House, she said, is a residential home for expectant and parenting adolescents that helps provide the young women with pregnancy and parenting training, as well as the opportunity to finish high school and receive job training. Donations will be used to buy equipment for the house.

For more information, contact Hunt-Clerici at ext. 4780.

Tech Products Store to hold "Trade-Up" days

The Boston College Tech Products Store will hold "Trade-Up" days to allow customers to resell their used personal computing equipment on Dec. 1, Dec. 15 and Jan. 25.

The equipment will be appraised between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Service Building, room 03. A voucher will be issued, which can be used as cash toward any purchase in the Tech Products Store.

For more information, call ext. 8563, or pick up a trade-up packet in Gasson 15.

Community Concert Band to perform Christmas concert

The Boston College Community Concert Band will perform its annual Christmas concert on Thursday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. in Gasson 100.

Among the selections to be performed is "'Twas the Night Before Christmas," narrated by College of Arts and Sciences Dean J. Robert Barth, SJ.

The suggested donation is $3.

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