UPDATE: Click here for the full text of the homily Lucas Sharma, S.J., delivered at the Mass of the Holy Spirit on Oct. 4.
Seattle University's annual Mass of the Holy Spirit will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4, at Immaculate Conception Church (820 18th Ave.–18th and E. Marion). Students, faculty and staff of all faith backgrounds are encouraged to attend.
A longstanding tradition at Catholic universities around the world, the Mass of the Holy Spirit is an opportunity to ask the Spirit of God to bless us as we start a new year of learning and discovery. Classes are cancelled between 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to make it possible for all to participate. Following are additional details.
Robing and Procession | Faculty and staff are invited to robe and join in the academic procession. The basement of the church will be open for robing at 10 a.m. Please be ready to form the faculty and staff procession at 10:15 a.m. (Note: It is recommended that you not leave any items, especially valuables or money, in the robing hall during Mass.)
Transportation | For those who would like a van ride, beginning at 9:30 a.m., shuttles will depart from the university seal (11th and E. Marion St.) and proceed to Immaculate Conception Church. (Van rides are also available back to campus following Mass.) If you require an accessible ride, please contact Public Safety at 206-296-5990.
After Mass Celebration | Immediately after Mass, students, faculty and staff will process together down the hill and back to campus for light refreshments on the plaza in front of the Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons. Rain location: Student Center 160.
Come help us mark this new beginning of an academic year as a campus community!
For more information, or to volunteer to serve at the Mass, contact JoAnn Lopez, Campus Minister for Liturgy, email@example.com.