QU Community to Celebrate Easter Holiday

By Brayden Nuessen

It is Good Friday and the first day of Easter Break, and many students are going home before cramming in their school work for the end of the year.

“I get to go home and spend time with my family and hide Easter eggs for my little brother,” senior Nick Clark said.

Sports will play a part in some students’ Easters.

“The NHL (National Hockey League) playoffs just started and the Blues game is on Sunday and (we) plan on watching as a family,” senior Aaron Drese. “We will also have our normal Easter Egg hunt as well”.

Some students plan on hanging out with family and having family dinners.

“I am going home to be with family and enjoy the day,” freshman Cameron King said.

Not only are students excited about going home for break, but staff members are also excited for Easter.

Jane Cleaves, transfer coordinator, is excited to enjoy the weekend with her family.

“I am going to my aunt’s house for dinner as we always eat ham,” Cleaves said. “We do the Easter egg hunt with coins and my grandmother always put quarters in the Easter egg and we have to hide them for the little kids to go and find them.”

Baseball and softball both have doubleheaders on both Saturday and Sunday. Men’s volleyball will be in Columbus Ohio to start their conference tournament on Sunday.

“I am going to spend time with my family and go to the (QU) baseball game on Saturday,” Robin Hummert, a cashier at the Hawks Hangout, said.

Vice President of Mission and Ministry Father John Doctor said that there will be events happening this weekend related to the Easter holiday.

“As a Catholic Fransician University, it is very important to celebrate the key events that within our Christian faith,” he said.

A Good Friday liturgy will be held today at 5 p.m. in the chapel.  The Easter Vigil service will be held tomorrow, April 15, beginning at 8 p.m. It will start outside by the Statue of St. Francis and then go into the chapel.

There will be two masses on Easter Sunday. One will be held at 10 a.m. and the other at 6 p.m.

Classes will resume Monday evening at 5 pm.

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