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2016 St. Thomas Aquinas Mass

Members of the Catholic University community were encouraged to take solace in the depths of God’s love on Jan. 28, during the University’s annual Mass on the patronal feast day of St. Thomas Aquinas, held in the Great Upper Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. The Mass was celebrated by Most Rev. George V. Murry, S.J., bishop of Youngstown, Ohio; chairman of the NCEA Board of Directors; and chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Committee on Catholic Education. Very Rev. John Langlois, O.P., president, and Rev. Thomas Petri, O.P., vice president, of the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of Studies, served as principal concelebrants. Rev. Peter John Cameron, O.P., editor-in-chief of Magnificat and a Catholic University alumnus, served as homilist.(Photos by Dana Rene Bowler)