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Several hundred were on hand for a magnificent Sunday at 1180 Delaware Ave. for our first Grandparents & Special Friends Day.

The event began with Mass in Scaccia Auditorium followed by brunch in the Bernard J. Kennedy ’49 Field House as current students welcomed their grandparents or special friends to our campus.

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Mass was celebrated by Director of Campus Ministry Fr. Chuck Frederico, S.J., and concelebrants President Fr. David Ciancimino, S.J., and Campus Minister Fr. Michael Corcoran, S.J. '76.

Principal Thomas Coppola ’01 welcomed all to the Mass, Fr. Ciancimino delivered a special message, as did student speaker Blaine Benson ’24.

Several students participated in the Mass, including: Griffin Zgoda ’25 (First Reading), Gavin Eynon ’25 (Responsorial Psalm), Nicholas Marcello ’25 (Second Reading), Dante Rich ’25 and Jack Riley ’25 (Prayer of the Faithful), Eric Gioia ’25 (crossbearer) and candlebearers Brody Herrmann '25 and Thomas Skowron '25. The chorus also performed.

Students and families interested in the unforgettable moments that accompany the excellence only found in a Jesuit education at Canisius can learn more at and by arranging for an on-campus experience via This place is special. Let us show you why.