August 27, 2018
Mass of the Holy Spirit taking place in 2017

The Catholic University of America will celebrate the start of the academic year with its Mass of the Holy Spirit on Thursday, Aug. 30, at 12:10 p.m. in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Great Upper Church.

Mass will be celebrated by University Chaplain Rev. Jude DeAngelo, O.F.M. Conv.

The Mass marks the official start of the academic year at Catholic University, a practice that goes back to the universities of medieval Europe. It will be televised live on EWTN and CatholicTV.

University classes will be cancelled from 11:50 a.m. to 2:10 p.m. so that students, faculty, and staff may attend.

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