The Catholic University of America will kick off the second semester of the academic year at the annual University Mass in commemoration of the patronal feast day of St. Thomas Aquinas.
The Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, Jan. 27, in the Great Upper Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception at 12:10 p.m. It will be broadcast live on EWTN and CatholicTV.
Catholic University classes are cancelled between 11:50 a.m. and 3 p.m. to allow the University community to attend the Mass. Wearing of masks is required by the Basilica.
This year's celebrant and homilist is Rev. Dominic Legge, O.P., director of the Thomistic Institute and assistant professor in systematic theology at the Dominican House of Studies.