Our Catholic Identity

Mass of the Holy Spirit

Mass of the Holy SpiritTo mark the opening of the academic year, Catholic colleges and universities celebrate the Mass of the Holy Spirit. This longstanding tradition dates back to 16th century Europe and allows the entire College community to come together and celebrate Emmanuel's mission and Catholic identity. The Mass of the Holy Spirit is celebrated in conjunction with Emmanuel's Academic Convocation as the official start to the academic calendar. The Mass serves as a means of invoking the Holy Spirit for guidance and wisdom throughout the academic year.