For the fifth year, Xavier University and the University of Cincinnati will take part in the Crosstown Preachout Mass. The event takes place Sunday, February 15 at the St. Monica-St. George Church, 328 West McMillan Street, home of UC’s Campus Ministry. Liturgy will begin at 5:30 p.m.
The Preachout Mass occurs on UC’s campus this year, since it hosted this year’s Crosstown Shootout basketball game. Xavier’s Fr. Kent Beausoleil, S.J. will accompany UC Campus Ministry in delivering the homily. Like last year, the event is being planned and coordinated by a committee made up of students from both universities. A dinner will follow the mass and all students are invited to attend.
The Crosstown Preachout Mass was created four years ago to bring together students from both universities in a spirit of faith and companionship. Many Xavier students travel to UC’s campus to participate in the event and many UC students come to Bellarmine in years when Xavier is the host.
“We have scheduled this year’s Crosstown Preachout Mass with more involvement from the students this year,” says Kelly Albainy-Jenei, Xavier Campus Minister.
Albainy-Jenei and UC’s Campus Ministry team gather a group of about six students from each campus to plan and organize the event.
The Preachout Mass is free and open to the public.