Duquesne Advent Midnight Mass Shared as Webcast
Duquesne University will extend its Spiritan ministry around the world with a webcast of the Annual Advent Midnight Mass. The Mass will be held at Duquesne University Chapel at 11:30 p.m., on Saturday, December 9, 2006 and webcast from the University’s Web site, www.duq.edu.
“We welcome the chance to share this special event with Duquesne alumni, students, parents, and faculty who are unable to attend in person, as well as with Spiritans who are serving in distant lands,” said Stephen Steinbeiser, Duquesne’s Director of Liturgy, Spiritan Campus Ministry.
The carols and readings begin at 11:30 p.m. with a candlelight procession of the Duquesne University Chapel Choir. Their performance will be joined by the King David Ringers bell choir from St. Winifred Parish, Mt. Lebanon. The Mass will start at midnight. Refreshments will follow at the Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences.
The Rev. Sean P. Kealy, C.S.Sp., Spiritan priest and theology professor, will be the principal celebrant. The Rev. Raymond French, C.S.Sp. University Chaplain and Director of the Spiritan Campus Ministry, will welcome the Assembly.
The Rev. Kevin J. Dominik is the pastor of St. Winifred Parish’s, whose bell choir King David Ringers is lead by Dianne Falvo, Director of Music Ministries.
Visitors will be able to watch and hear the complete Mass service online, and can connect from a link on the Duquesne home page, www.duq.edu. The webcast will be kept for viewing throughout the holidays at www.campusministry.duq.edu.
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