The entire Saint Louis University community is invited to celebrate the Mass of the Holy Spirit at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25, in St. Francis Xavier College Church.
Christopher Collins, S.J., assistant to the president for mission and identity, will preside over the Mass, and Steve Schoenig, S.J., associate professor for the Department of History, will deliver the homily as SLU marks the inauguration of the 2016-17 academic year.
Classes will be canceled from 11 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. for the liturgy. Campus ministry invites and encourages everyone to be part of this celebration.
Since the 16th century, Jesuit universities traditionally open the academic year by celebrating the Mass, which invokes the Holy Spirit's guidance on the community's learning.
For more information, contact Erin Schmidt, Liturgy coordinator at email@example.com.