Sesquicentennial Commemorative Mass for CBU this Saturday Evening

Sesquicentennial Commemorative Mass for Christian Brothers University is this Saturday evening, Nov. 20, at St. Peter Catholic Church, 190 Adams Ave., 7pm. It was 150 years to the day, Nov. 20, that the Christian Brothers held their first class in Memphis. The community is invited to join CBU for the Mass as the University reflects upon and give thanks for its educational ministry in this city.

For the Holy Mass, Bishop David P. Talley, Catholic Diocese of Memphis, will be the Celebrant with Fr. Augustine DeArmond, O.P., Pastor, St. Peter Church, as the Homilist. If you are interested in attending the Mass, please For more information go to: Also, the Mass will be livestreamed:—150th-anniversary-mass-adeyxqm6w1xpzx4g3pom.

Christian Brothers College, then located on Adams Ave, opened its doors on Nov. 20, 1871 with four Christian Brothers and 87 students. It awarded the first college degree in the city of Memphis in 1875. Now, 150 years later, Christian Brothers University has grown to a student population of more than 1,800 and expanded its degree offerings. Today, CBU offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 60 academic majors and concentrations in the arts, business, education, engineering, and sciences, as well as master’s degrees in business, computer systems, data science, education, engineering management, and physician assistant studies. CBU continues to promote teaching as ministry and to provide challenging student-centered learning and personal growth.

In 2021 and 2022, CBU is celebrating its Sesquicentennial Anniversary and they invite all members of the Community to join them as they honor its history, celebrate its successes and envision and embrace its future. For more information CBU’s Sesquicentennial, go to:

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