The End of Sunday Night Liturgies

On March 21, 1996, Bishop Carlos Sevilla, SJ (himself an SI grad), called Fr. Sauer to pass along a request from Archbishop Levada that SI discontinue its Sunday Night Liturgy program. The Archbishop hoped that teenagers would celebrate Mass with their families in their home parishes. Fr. Sauer, who celebrated the March 24 SNL, announced the Archbishop’s request to those in attendance and added that SI would comply with the request, thus ending a 25-year tradition. Students continue to attend Friday Morning Liturgies at SI and also have the option of attending 8 a.m. Mass at Jensen Chapel during weekdays.