St. Katharine Drexel Chapel
Opening Ceremonies - October 6-11
, 2012

The new St. Katharine Drexel Chapel will be officially dedicated with
a series of activities the week of Oct. 6-11. Scheduled activities include the
dedication and consecration Mass with New Orleans Archbishop Gregory
Aymond serving as the principal celebrant. Also expected to attend are many of
the U.S. African American bishops, sisters from the SBS Motherhouse,
and famed architect Cesar Pelli.

Special individual Masses will be celebrated for alumni, faculty, staff,
and students.Other scheduled opening week activities include concerts by the Campus
Ministry Gospel Choir, the XU Department of Music, and gospel choirs from across
the New Orleans area. There will also be a presentation on the life of St. Katharine Drexel,
a city-wide ecumenical service for local religious clergy, on-campus receptions and personal tours..

Due to the limited seating capacity of the chapel (450 seats),
some events are by invitation only.

St. Katharine Drexel


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Please call Institutional Advancement at 504-520-7575
with questions or for additional information.

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Program for Opening Ceremonies

Saturday, October 6
Chapel Dedication / Consecration
4:00 p.m.
Celebrant - Archbishop Gregory Aymond
Reception: Qatar Pavilion
By Invitation Only

Sunday, October 7
Donor Mass
9:00 a.m.
Celebrant – Fr. Kenneth Brown
Reception: Qatar Pavilion
By Invitation Only
Donor Mass
12 noon
Celebrant – Fr. Phillip Linden, S.S.J
Reception: Qatar Pavilion
By Invitation Only
Student Mass
5:30 p.m.
Celebrant - Fr. Edward Branch
Reception: Qatar Pavilion
XU Students Only
Monday, October 8
St. Katharine Drexel
Social Justice / Civil Rights
Panel Discussion
University Center, Room 205
     6:00 p.m.
Open to the Public

Tuesday, October 9
Citywide Gospel Choir Concert
the Archdiocese of N.O. Mass Choir 
the St. Peter Claver Church Choir
the St. Raymond-St. Leo Church Choir
the Xavier University Gospel Choir
and (soloist) Ms. Gwennette Williams

7:00 p.m.
Open to the Public

Wednesday, October 10
XU Music Department Concert
7:00 p.m.
Open to the Public
Thursday, October 11
Faculty and Staff Mass
12 noon
Faculty/Staff Only
Citywide Prayer Service
7:00 p.m.
Open to the Public

Monday-Thursday, Oct. 8-11
Daily Mass 12 noon
Tours 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Open to the Public