Community gathers and prays in Mission Church
THE SANTA CLARA
October 3, 2013
The annual Mass of the Holy Spirit is a time for individuals to gather in the present, reflect on the past and look toward a future of possibilities.
On Wednesday, the centuries-old tradition was held in the Mission Church. Following the mass, the community received guidance and blessings for the new year.
The prayers of the mass are purposed toward calling upon the Spirit of God to be with the community through classes, work, activities and general ambitions. Santa Clara’s president, Michael E. Engh, S.J., said, “This is a unique opportunity for all groups within the Santa Clara community to gather as one academic family seeking wisdom and truth.”
The annual Roman Catholic liturgy was open to all who wished to attend.
“I think it’s wonderful that our school puts on the Mass of the Holy Spirit,” said sophomore Jacquelyn Colman. “I especially like that students from all types of religious backgrounds get together and attend this mass, even though it’s a Catholic ceremony. Its good to see that type of acceptance and community.”
Many of the university’s organizations took part in the mass.
Sophomore Audrey Gomes, a member of the church and gospel choir said, “It is great to see all the groups from around campus, such as the different (Residential Learning Communities), Emergency Medical Technicians and even advisors, administrators, faculty, students and friends come together.”
The academic term has begun with the joined hands of equally ambitious Broncos, who have the same prayer for a successful year.
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