Celebrate Spirit! 2016

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Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016

Celebrate Spirit! 2016 photo gallery is now online!

Celebrate Spirit! is the official welcome to the new school year for UDM faculty, staff and students. The service will take place in the Student Fitness Center on the McNichols Campus. Celebrate Spirit! welcomes people of all faith traditions to ask God's blessing on the new school year. Find out more about this tradition that goes back to the Middle Ages.

If interested in volunteering (Eucharistic ministers, hospitality, ushers, altar servers, set-up, clean-up, etc.), please contact Anita Klueg, director of University Ministry at kluegag@udmercy.edu or 313-993-1560.

Schedule of Events

11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Mass of the Holy Spirit presided by Gerald Cavanagh, S.J. welcoming people of all faith traditions to ask God’s blessings on the new school year. Phil Cooke, S.J. will lead the homily. The theme is "Competence, Compassion and Conscience." The guest speaker will be Ms. Crystal Windham '02, Director of interior Design, General Motors Corp. See more information on our keynote speaker!

1:00 p.m.
Picnic / Student Organization Fair
The Student Organization Fair, to acquaint students on ways to get involved in students activities, will be held around the Fisher Fountain. The picnic is sponsored by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA).

2:30 p.m. - McNichols Campus classes resume

The McNichols Campus class schedule will be changed on Sept. 15 to accommodate Celebrate Spirit! attendance. Also, food service in The Loft and Titan Dining Room will be closed from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Celebrate Spirit! is co-sponsored by the College of Business Administration, celebrating 100 years, and University Ministry!