Annual Mass to be held tonight in remembrance of Boland Hall fire

A Mass will be held tonight to mark the 12th anniversary of the Boland Hall fire at 5 p.m. in the University Chapel of Immaculate Conception.

According to a broadcast email from the Office of Mission and Ministry, all members of the University community are invited to “gather in prayerful remembrance and hope” for those affected by the tragedy, including those who perished that day. A mass has been held on Jan. 19 every year since 2001, according to Msgr. Anthony Ziccardi, who will serve as main celebrant and homilist of tonight’s Mass.

University President A. Gabriel Esteban will attend the Mass, according to Ziccardi.

“Usually the families of the three deceased students attend, as well as a couple of the most seriously injured students and their families,” Ziccardi said.

Some of the members of the priest community will concelebrate the Mass, according to Ziccardi.

After the mass there will be an informal reception in the University Club for the families of those affected, according to Ziccardi.

Charlotte Lewis can be reached

Author: Staff Writer

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