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Nearly 3,000 Expected at Opening Mass with Bishop Zubik

The Mass is the Largest Mass of its Kind Held in Pittsburgh Each Year

Nearly 3,000 students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of Duquesne University are expected to attend the annual Mass of the Holy Spirit, which marks the kick-off of the school’s 2009-2010 academic year.

The Most Rev. David A. Zubik, D.D., twelfth bishop of Pittsburgh, will preside over the Mass, which will be concelebrated by several priests from Duquesne University’s founding Spiritan congregation.

The Mass of the Holy Spirit, which also serves to welcome Duquesne’s incoming class of 2013, is the largest Mass of its kind held each year in Pittsburgh.

A box lunch will be held on Academic Walk immediately following Mass for those in attendance.

When: Sunday, Aug. 23, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Where: The A.J. Palumbo Center, Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh

Duquesne University

Founded in 1878, Duquesne is consistently ranked among the nation's top Catholic universities for its award-winning faculty and tradition of academic excellence. Duquesne, a campus of nearly 9,500 graduate and undergraduate students, has been nationally recognized for its academic programs, community service and commitment to sustainability. Follow Duquesne University on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.