Campus News

Archbishop to visit Xavier’s Holy Hour

By: Maddie Day

Archbishop Dennis Schnurr of the Cincinnati Archdiocese will visit Xavier this Friday for a night of worship and reflection.

The event is sponsored by Life After Sunday, a student organization that works to integrate the Catholic faith in individuals’ daily lives and build the community.

The club chose the name “Life After Sunday” as a way to remind students that partaking in the Catholic faith means more than just attending Sunday mass.

The Holy Hour will feature a brief talk from Schnurr, student-performed worship music, traditional Latin chants and time for self-reflection and individual prayer.

A small reception will follow the event, along with an informal question-and-answer session with Schnurr.

All Xavier students (not just those who are Catholic) are encouraged to attend this Friday’s event.

Life After Sunday hopes the event will bring peace of mind to the Xavier community and give students the opportunity to “re-ground themselves in their faith as they approach the hectic end of the year,” Elizabeth Behran, the club’s president, said.

The event will give students the ability to apply their faith in a practical setting and connect with the universal Church.

The event will be held at 7 p.m. on Nov. 22 in Bellarmine Chapel.

Life After Sunday meets at 9:30 p.m. every Monday in the Bellarmine activity room.

The club offers praying of the Rosary at 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday in the Bellarmine side chapel. Life After Sunday also offers confession at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and group Bible study at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Center for Faith and Justice reflection room.

Life After Sunday hopes that events like Holy Hour with the Archbishop will help to provide members of the Xavier community with more practical ways to apply their Catholic faith.

For more information on this event and the organization, contact lifeaftersunday@xavier.edu.