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    Mass of the Holy Spirit: A Spirit-filled Day

    September 14, 2021
    By: Helen M. Wolf, Ph.D. , Director, Office of Campus Ministries

    The University community gathered last week for the opening school liturgy, the Mass of the Holy Spirit.

    moths-2021_3.jpgThe Byron was packed with well over 1,500 students, faculty and staff in attendance! Bishop Joseph C. Bambera, Bishop of Scranton, was the main celebrant. He offered some wonderful words to the students at the beginning of the Mass: “I hope that this experience surely is for you a life-changing experience that will propel you into your future well-prepared for life.”

    University President Joseph G. Marina, S.J., gave an inspiring homily, sharing a personal remembrance of his father. Thomas MacKinnon, vice president for University Advancement, offered a beautiful reflection about the life of former University President Scott R. Pilarz, S.J., for whom the Mass was offered. Rev. Herbert B. Keller, S.J., vice president for Mission and Ministry, and other members of the Jesuit Community concelebrated. Students served as sacristans, altar servers, lectors, music ministers and ministers of hospitality. And – true to our Scranton tradition – student teams and clubs came wearing their Scranton gear and sat together to pray as one.

    Here’s to a spirit-filled year!

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