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Nearly 3,000 Will Gather for Duquesne’s Opening Mass of New Academic Year

Nearly 3,000 students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of Duquesne University are expected to attend this year’s annual Mass of the Holy Spirit, which will mark the kick-off of Duquesne’s 2007-2008 academic year.

The Most Rev. Paul J. Bradley, V.G., D.D., auxiliary 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 will also serve to welcome Duquesne’s incoming class of 2011, 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. 26, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

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

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