Plans for Friday
A Message from the Principal
I wanted to update our community on our plans for Friday following our recent weather events. Applying an abundance of caution given the conditions in the City, we are postponing the bicentennial pilgrimage until the Spring. We regret having to do this after all the efforts of so many people. We will be able to complete this historic event, just not on Friday as planned. The make-up pilgrimage project for over break is also cancelled, as now we will all complete the pilgrimage in March or April.
Given the complexities of campus programs tomorrow, we are cancelling classes for Friday. The amount of transitions that would have been required tomorrow for the Commons and building made pivoting to holding classes unrealistic.
However, tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. we will have a Mass in the chapel to celebrate our bicentennial. Fr. Bart Geger will be the celebrant and homilist. There will be a light breakfast in the Currigan Room following Mass. All are most welcome to join us.
Tonight's scheduled #SLUHday phonathon and Bicentennial Alumni Art Exhibit (7-9 p.m. in the J-Wing art gallery) will proceed as scheduled. The coaches meeting, open mic night, and Awake My Soul event are all cancelled. Sports practices are proceeding by coaches' instructions.
All scheduled week-end activities and retreats will operate as scheduled.
I am grateful beyond words for all the work put into the pilgrimage planning and am consoled by the knowledge that we will be able to reschedule this event for the Spring. Special thanks go to Mr. Sean Powers, Mr. Frank Kovarik, Mr. Tom Zinselmeyer, Mr. Craig Hannick, Dr. Brock Kesterson, and Mr. Dan Schulte for all their work to create this program.
Thank you for your patience in these past weeks as we prepared for our bicentennial events. The weather threw us a major obstacle, but SLUH adapts and thrives. We've done that for 200 years, and we have the opportunity to begin our Third Century by demonstrating our tenacious commitment to mission despite even the complexities of weather.
Please consider joining us for Mass tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. Don't hesitate to reach out to me with any questions, and stay safe and warm.
Fr. Ian Gibbons, SJ