Don Nelles, chairman of the Gonzaga University Board of Trustees, presented President McCulloh with the seal of the University. Fr. Lee formally identified President McCulloh as the one responsible for carrying out the Jesuit mission
of the University.
September 16, 2009 – Gonzaga University presented the annual Mass of the Holy Spirit on Wednesday, Sept. 16 in St. Aloysius Church and Gonzaga Interim President Thayne McCulloh was missioned to Gonzaga as “the director of the work.”
During this Mass, which is among Gonzaga’s oldest traditions, the University publicly acknowledges its dependence on God’s Spirit and prays for divine assistance during the coming year.
The Mass is for people of every faith tradition. The principal celebrant and homilist at this year’s Mass of the Holy Spirit was the Very Rev. Patrick J. Lee, S.J., provincial of the Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus.
Upon conclusion of the Mass, a simple but special ceremony took place in which Interim President McCulloh was missioned to Gonzaga as “the director of the work.”