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Mass for the Alumni Reunion was on Friday late afternoon and the principal celebrant was Abbot Gregory. This would be the last Mass he would celebrate in the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception before he departed for Rome.
The prayers and readings focused on the theme of mercy as Abbot Gregory (below) delivers his homily.
Below: Alumnus Keith Jiron, who has served in lay ministry in the Catholic Church since he completed his Pre-Theology degree from Conception Seminary College received the Distinguished Alumnus Award. Keith was joined by his wife Kate and their four sons.
Below: After Mass, the alumni gathered for a group photo in the nave of the Basilica.
There was a social in St. Michael’s Plaza following Mass, a time for seminarians, monks, and alumni to visit.
Sunday morning Abbot Gregory departed Conception Abbey. Please keep him in your prayers as he begins his assignment as Abbot Primate.