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Slideshow: California Thanksgiving Dinner, 2019

Slideshow: California Thanksgiving Dinner, 2019

Posted: November 26, 2019

On Sunday evening President Michael F. McLean hosted California students, faculty, staff, and their families at an all-College Thanksgiving dinner.

  • California Thanksgiving Dinner 2019
    Slideshow: California Thanksgiving Dinner
  • California Thanksgiving Dinner 2019
    Slideshow: California Thanksgiving Dinner
  • California Thanksgiving Dinner 2019
    Slideshow: California Thanksgiving Dinner
  • California Thanksgiving Dinner 2019
    Slideshow: California Thanksgiving Dinner
  • California Thanksgiving Dinner 2019
    Slideshow: California Thanksgiving Dinner
  • California Thanksgiving Dinner 2019
    Slideshow: California Thanksgiving Dinner
  • California Thanksgiving Dinner 2019
    Slideshow: California Thanksgiving Dinner
  • California Thanksgiving Dinner 2019
    Slideshow: California Thanksgiving Dinner
  • California Thanksgiving Dinner 2019
    Slideshow: California Thanksgiving Dinner
  • California Thanksgiving Dinner 2019
    Slideshow: California Thanksgiving Dinner
  • California Thanksgiving Dinner 2019
    Slideshow: California Thanksgiving Dinner
  • California Thanksgiving Dinner 2019
    Slideshow: California Thanksgiving Dinner
  • California Thanksgiving Dinner 2019
    Slideshow: California Thanksgiving Dinner
  • California Thanksgiving Dinner 2019
    Slideshow: California Thanksgiving Dinner
  • California Thanksgiving Dinner 2019
    Slideshow: California Thanksgiving Dinner
  • California Thanksgiving Dinner 2019
    Slideshow: California Thanksgiving Dinner
  • California Thanksgiving Dinner 2019
    Slideshow: California Thanksgiving Dinner
  • California Thanksgiving Dinner 2019
    Slideshow: California Thanksgiving Dinner

To begin the celebration, seniors Ed Mohun and Rose Lemmon led the community in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and singing the National Anthem, and Head Chaplain Rev. Paul Raftery, O.P., offered an invocation. Dr. Andrew Seeley then read President Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation from 1863, followed by remarks from President Michael F. McLean, music by the student choral group Chrysostomos, and, of course, turkey and all the fixings.

As part of the occasion, Dr. McLean and Dean John J. Goyette honored the services of five dedicated members of the faculty who are celebrating milestone anniversaries in their service to the College: Co-founder and former president Peter L. DeLuca (50 years), Director of Planned Giving Thomas J. Susanka (40 years), Vice President for Development Paul J. O’Reilly (30 years), Tutor Dr. Christopher A. Decaen (20 years), and General Counsel J. Quincy Masteller (20 years).

After dessert Chaplain Rev. Cornelius M. Buckley, S.J, closed the evening with a spirit of gratitude by offering the benediction. “As individuals, as a community, as a nation, keep us ever thankful so that we may reach out and attain our thoughts and daily prayers with reverence and love,” said Fr. Buckley. “Keep us aware of Your work that You have entrusted to our hands, let this work be done in cooperation with the work of the Holy Spirit, so that your Kingdom will come, so that all of your children will see clearly the reason for Thanksgiving.”