We have our latest post from Fr. Charlie McCoy out at the University of Portland in his monthly blog on university ministry called "It All Adds UP." In keeping with the canonization theme, he shares about the re-dedication of a chapel on the campus.
Tonight, I'll be concelebrating at my first ever re-dedication of a chapel. Now nothing bad happened that caused the chapel to become "dis-dedicated"; in fact, the re-dedication actually marks an important upgrade. A few years ago, the University of Portland named the chapel of Haggerty and Tyson halls after Blessed Brother André Bessette. And on October 17, 2010, the Church added Saint Brother André to its official canon. So tonight, all the other dorms, including mine, are cancelling their usual Masses so that we all can head over to Haggerty and Tyson to dedicate the Saint André Bessette Chapel: we'll celebrate Mass and have a reception afterward at The Anchor, a campus café that supposedly serves the best gelato around.