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Bishop Zubik, Spiritan Fathers, Celebrate Mass of the Holy Spirit

Mass Kicks Off Duquesne University’s Academic Year

The Most Rev. David A. Zubik, D.D., bishop of Pittsburgh, and members of the Spiritan Congregation (Duquesne’s founding order) will concelebrate the annual Mass of the Holy Spirit.

More than 3,000 Duquesne students and their families, faculty, staff and friends are expected to attend the Mass of the Holy Spirit, which is the largest of its kind held in Pittsburgh.

The Mass of the Holy Spirit serves as the traditional opening for the academic year, which begins on Aug. 27 at Duquesne University. 

When: Sunday, Aug. 26, at 11 a.m. 

Where: The A.J. Palumbo Center, Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Avenue.

Information: The media are invited to attend, but are asked to call Rose Ravasio in Public Affairs at 412.818.0234 to arrange parking.

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic research universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. The University is nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review for its rich academic programs in nine schools of study for nearly 10,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and by the Washington Monthly for service and contributing to students' social mobility. Duquesne is a member of the U.S. President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for its contributions to Pittsburgh and communities around the globe. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges acknowledge Duquesne's commitment to sustainability.