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Getting ready for a festival 'first' at UST-Houston

The exciting time has almost arrived for UST-Houston’s first weeklong celebration of the University’s patron saint, St. Thomas Aquinas. The Festival of St. Thomas activities and events run from Jan. 28 – Feb. 2. Filled with a broad range of activities, the well-planned Festival will honor the accomplishments of St. Thomas Aquinas and spotlight UST’s dearest values. 

Assistant Director of Student Leadership & Engagement Eveleny Plata said, “Get ready for the UST ethos of abundant joy to magnify as our community comes together to celebrate Catholicity and shared values and philosophies.”

Campus Ministry Graduate Assistant Calvin Nguyen said, “Our committee has recruited student organizations, departments and partner companies to create unforgettable experiences.”

Indeed, the schedule of events is packed to include something for everyone.

Schedule of Events

  • 01/28, Kickoff Mass 7:30 - 9 p.m.
    Kickoff the week with Mass at the Chapel of St. Basil followed by hot chocolate!
  • 01/29, FOST Pop-up 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Stop by our table to learn about St. Thomas Aquinas and the week ahead! Italian wedding soup will be served for all!
  • 01/30, Mass of St. Thomas Aquinas 12:30 - 2 p.m.
    Join us for a mass celebrating our patron saint with a Eucharistic procession and patio reception afterwards!
  • 01/30, Pew to Pew 4 - 6 p.m.
    Come out for an action-packed evening of lazer tag hosted by Celts Sports Association featuring members of various religious orders!
  • 01/31, Leadership Lunch & Learn 12:50 - 1:40 p.m.
    Hear from our speaker, Dean of Students Ben Nguyen, on how you can develop your leadership qualities! 
  • 01/31, Wonderful Wednesday 8 - 10 p.m.
    Join us for a night of prayer, music, and Eucharistic adoration with Adore Ministries! 
  • 02/01, Cannoli with the Cabinet 2:50 - 2 p.m.
    Come out to meet the University and student cabinet and make your own unique cabinet! 
  • 02/01, Praise and Worship 7 - 8:30 p.m. 
    Join us for prayer and music featuring a talk from a peer minister! 
  • 02/02, Festival 6 - 9 p.m. 
    The grand finale for the week! Come out for live music, food trucks, activities, marketplace and much more!

·       Everyone is welcome to join. Bring your friends and family for a great night!

Mark your calendars for this memorable Festival of St. Thomas week.