As a Catholic, Jesuit University, one of Canisius’ annual traditions is to celebrate the Mass of the Holy Spirit at the beginning of each academic year. This year our mass will be held on Wednesday, September 14 at 10:00 a.m. in the Montante Cultural Center. All members of our campus community are welcome to join us, regardless of their faith tradition.
This wonderful tradition allows us to celebrate our solidarity as a campus community and ask the spirit of God to bless our studies, work, and activities throughout the academic year. Our academic calendar includes a special break in the class schedule on this day so that all members of our campus community (students, faculty, and staff) have the opportunity to attend and participate in the mass. As a reminder, any classes that normally meet on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday pattern do not meet on this day. Classes that normally meet on Wednesday only or on a Monday and Wednesday pattern will still meet on this day.
Part of our tradition includes a formal procession of faculty members in their academic regalia. Faculty members interested in being part of the academic procession should R.S.V.P. HERE.
Following the mass, brunch will be served in the Richard Winter Student Center Economou Dining Hall.
We hope to see many of you at the Mass of the Holy Spirit.
Submitted by: Maggie Burkard, support manager, Office of Academic Affairs