A Christmas Mass will be offered at 11:30 a.m. in Christ the King Chapel on Thursday, December 21, followed by the employee Christmas luncheon from noon – 1:30 p.m. in the Peter Gust Economou Dining Hall. Please take time to visit with and enjoy the company of our college community as we come together to celebrate Christmas and the blessings of our friends and co-workers. No RSVP is necessary. Thursday will be a full work day and all but essential employees will be released at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 22 to begin their holidays.

In the spirit of giving, members of the Canisius community attending the luncheon are asked to bring a non-perishable food item(s) to benefit St. Luke’s Mission of Mercy Food Pantry. Look for the drop off bins inside the dining hall.

St. Luke’s is an independent mission based in the Roman Catholic tradition that provides a variety of services to those in need. In addition to the pantry, St. Luke’s serves between 400-600 people each day in their dining room and also operates a Mission Mall, homeless shelters and a Catholic grammar school. For more information on St. Luke’s and how you can help, please contact Campus Ministry at Ext.2420.

Happy Holidays!

Submitted by: Laura Montaro, executive associate, Office of the President