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GCU Mass of the Holy Spirit Draws Nearly 300 for Inspiration and Insight

Georgian Court Mass program

Some 280 students, faculty and staff filled the Dorothy Marron University Community Chapel at Georgian Court University, Lakewood, February 11, for the annual Mass of the Holy Spirit. There, they listened intently, some taking notes, as Bishop David M. O’Connell, C.M., urged students to keep the faith as they chart the course for future.

In his homily, Bishop O’Connell, who was principal celebrant of the Mass, drew from the day’s Gospel (Mark 7: 1-13) in which Jesus describes the Pharisees as hypocrites who give lip service to God with their practices but not their hearts.

Read the rest of the story, written by contributor Lois Rogers, at The Monitor of Trenton.

Aerial view of GCU.

About Georgian Court University

Founded in 1908 and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Georgian Court University is Central and South Jersey’s only Catholic university. GCU is a comprehensive, coeducational university with a strong liberal arts core and a historic special concern for women. As a forward-thinking university that supports diversity and academic excellence, GCU is known for expanding possibility for more than 2,100 students of all faiths and backgrounds in 35+ undergraduate majors and 10+ graduate programs. The GCU Lions compete in 15 NCAA Division II sports in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC). In 2020, GCU was named a Best Value College by Money.com and a Best Bang for the Buck (Northeast) by Washington Monthly. High student retention and graduation rates also make GCU a Top Performer on Social Mobility on U.S. News & World Reports rankings. The main campus is located in Lakewood, New Jersey, on the picturesque former George Jay Gould estate, a National Historic Landmark. Georgian Court, which is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, also serves students at other locations, such as GCU at BrookdaleGCU at Rowan College of South Jersey–Cumberland Campus, and through multiple online certificate and degree programs.

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