Please welcome Rev. Giles Conwill!

Father Giles Conwill, the Chaplain of Xavier University, will again be the celebrant for our Saturday Vigil and Sunday 10:30 am Masses this weekend. As many of you will remember, Father Conwill is a native of Louisville, KY, and was ordained a priest of the Diocese of San Diego in 1973. He holds a B.A. degree in Philosophy from the University of San Diego, a M.Div. from the Athenaeum of Ohio, and a Ph.D. degree in Cultural Anthropology & History from Emory.  Father Conwill came to Xavier from Morehouse College, where he began teaching in 1987 and eventually served as Chair of the History Department. Father Conwill was the Director of the Department of Church Vocations for the National Office for Black Catholics in Washington, DC from 1976-1980.  He has also served as adjunct or visiting professor at Xavier, Spalding University in Louisville, Clark Atlanta University, and Clayton State University.  Fr. Conwill is a former sermon-writer for a national interdenominational homily service, and a winner in a nation-wide interdenominational sermon-writing contest. Fr. Conwill’s scholarly works and publications have been in the areas of Black Catholic Catechesis, History, Evangelization, Spirituality, and Preaching.