Opening Mass August 24, 2016, 6:30 PM at the Basilica of Holy Hill
Please Join Us for Our Inaugural Opening Mass of the Holy Spirit
Wednesday, August 24, at 6:30 pm at the Basillica of Holy Hill
Celebrate with students, staff, faculty, family and friends as we give thanks to Almighty God for His many blessings throughout this endeavor and humbly request the gifts of the Holy Spirit for the academic year ahead.
Faculty and staff will also take the Oath of Fidelity on Assuming an Office to Be Exercised in the Name of the Church in accordance with Saint Pope John Paul II’s Apostolic Letter Motu Proprio Ad Tuendam Fidem.
Mass will be followed by a social and refreshments at Holy Hill Café.
Beginning the school year with a Mass of the Holy Spirit is a centuries-old custom. Teachers and students gather and pray for the gifts of the Holy Spirit – Wisdom, Understanding, Counsel, Fortitude, Knowledge, Piety and Fear of the Lord. The understanding is that only by the guidance of the Holy Spirit can teaching and learning bear fruit, for only by Him can the truth be discovered. The Dictatorship of Relativism renders education fruitless as it insists there is no objective truth to be discovered. At this Mass, we openly reject this error and joyfully embrace the objective, knowable and central reality that Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth and the Life.