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Duquesne Kicks Off Year with Mass of the Holy Spirit

Bishop David Zubik is the Mass Celebrant

Duquesne University will open its 2011-12 academic year with its traditional Mass of the Holy Spirit.


Mass will be celebrated by the Most Rev. David A. Zubik, D.D., bishop of Pittsburgh, the Very Rev. John Fogarty, C.S.Sp., superior of the Spiritan Province of the United States, and members of the Spiritan community at Duquesne University.

The Mass of the Holy Spirit, which draws nearly 2,000 people each year, is the largest of its kind held in the city. 

When: Sunday, Aug. 21, at 11 a.m.

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

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.