Alumni Reunion Weekend

Mass for the Conception Seminary College 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 to assume his new role as Abbot Primate.

The prayers and readings for Mass focused on the theme of mercy, which was also the topic of Abbot Gregory’s 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.


Following Mass, there was a social in the St. Michael’s Plaza for alumni, monks, and seminarians to visit.

Sunday morning Abbot Gregory departed Conception Abbey. Please keep him in your prayers as he begins his assignment as Abbot Primate.