St. Thomas annually honors the spiritual bond that unites Eagle scholars with their mothers and fathers. Traditional Masses on All Saints Day and the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary in December are liturgies that speak to the very fabric of the school’s Basilian identity.
Continuing its vigilant response to the COVID-19 crisis, St. Thomas is rebooting the Father/Son Mass into two events assuring social distancing – one each for the Aquinas and Basil student groups on November 4 and 5. Weather permitting, these affirmations of faith will take place in Granger Stadium.
As St. Thomas shifts the Eagle Hybrid Learning Model exclusively to remote instruction after the Thanksgiving holiday, the Mother/Son Mass will be reset for the spring semester, most likely in April.
President Fr. James Murphy, CSB believes prayer has been “a powerful weapon as the St. Thomas campus effectively copes with the pandemic. We will continue to grow in our faith and to strengthen our spiritual resolve. I encourage our constituents to join our regular Masses and worship opportunities, praying for St. Thomas and for all our needs.”
St. Thomas Campus Ministry seeks to foster the individual and communal faith of students, faculty, and staff in ways that put the community first and prioritize individual respect and safety. Masses are available through Facebook Live Mondays and Fridays at 7:20 a.m. and Sundays at 9:00 a.m. Additionally, devotions to the Holy Rosary, Tuesday’s with Thomas, and Liturgy of the Hours are valuable spiritual engagements that often ignite personal reflection.
President Fr. Murphy also acknowledges that the annual Christmas Eve Mass in Reckling Gymnasium will be virtual this year. “This gathering of the broad spectrum of the Eagle family is such a highlight of the year. It remains one of my favorite sacramental experiences as a priest. However, it is simply not prudent to go forward with that large of a celebration this year.”
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