Bishop Francis Christian performs the Incensation of the Altar.
The Rivier community gathered for the blessing and dedication of
Resurrection Chapel on September 21. The celebratory Mass included a blessing
of the newly renovated chapel, which was recently completed as part of the
University’s Gateway Projects, a series of campus and landscape design enhancements.
Chapel serves as a beacon of faith welcoming the entire Rivier community to
prayer and reflection,”says Sister Paula Marie Buley, IHM, President.
Bishop Francis Christian of the Diocese of Manchester presided at the liturgy,
concelebrating with Rivier Chaplain Brother Paul Demers, sc and Father Gerard
Dion. Bishop Christian blessed the chapel and consecrated the altar through the
ancient tradition using oil, water, and incense.
The Chapel renovation was funded through generous donations from alumni
beginning in 1963, and subsequent generous contributions from member of the
Rivier University Board of Trustees, Leon Brassard, and his wife Jan, for the Chapel Plaza and Mrs. Cathy Everett, a friend of the University,
for the tabernacle.
additional information on Resurrection Chapel and the Rivier University Gateway
Projects, visit www.rivier.edu/gateway.