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Feast Day of St. Francis de Sales

The liturgical feast day for St. Francis de Sales, our University patron, is January 24.

“Great works do not always come our way but every moment presents us with opportunities to do little ones with excellence.” (T XII 6)

- St. Francis de Sales (T XII 6)

Schedule of Events

Please note that this schedule is subject to change. 

Sunday, January 23

  • 6:00 pm — Vigil Mass for the Feast of St. Francis de Sales — Connelly Chapel
    Celebrant & Homilist: Bishop Alfred Schlert
    Liturgical Music: Schola Cantorum
    Reception to follow in Gambet Center lobby
    Virtual Mass will premiere at 6:00 pm and will remain online for your convenience: at
    10:30 am Mass will not be celebrated this Sunday

Monday, January 24

  • 4:30 pm — Evening Prayer for the Feast of St. Francis de Sales — Connelly Chapel
    Leader of Prayer: Mariel Sajan, Class of 2024
    Reflection by: Dr. Michael Gallagher, division of business
    Reception to follow in Brisson Breezeway (behind chapel)
  • 6:00 pm — Senior Soiree and Salesian Spirits — DeSales University Center
    Reflections by: Nolan Beck and LeeAnn Markwalter, both Class of 2022
  • 8:00 pm — Salesian Quizzo — Dorothy Day Student Union

Wednesday, February 9

  • all day — Hearts on Fire Day of Giving

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