Correction appended: Oct. 1, 2012. This article is under review following concerns about the validity of quotations and information appearing in other pieces of work by this staff writer.
Sue Paterno will unveil the Suzanne Pohland Paterno Catholic Student Faith Center at 113 E. Park Ave. in State College at 10 a.m. this Saturday.
Although the Faith Center is opening Saturday, the Pasquerilla Spiritual Center will still host weekend masses, according to StateCollege.com. It will be used as a place where anyone can visit to join together and read or hold meetings.
Matthew Finuoli (freshman-engineering) said that he looks forward to the Catholic center’s dedication, stating that he “can’t wait” to go.
“With the introduction of the Catholic center, it will help the Catholic community join collectively,” said Finuoli. “It’s a place where anyone can go to sit and read or hold meetings.”
Mark Bentivegna (freshman-engineering) had always attended Catholic schools as a youth, and now he says the Catholic Center will give him somewhere to go to keep his faith.
“I’m glad that this project was brought up,” Bentivegna said. “I hope the center will help students feel more comfortable and take advantage of what it has to offer.”
The Catholic Student Faith Center was blessed in August 2011 with relics, along with other items, placed within the new building. The cornerstone and steeple blessing ceremony was held in the chapel of the unfinished center.
An earlier version of this article included several statements falsely attributed to Sue Paterno and several pieces of information taken from StateCollege.com without attribution. Paterno did not conduct an interview with the Collegian for this article, nor did she say the statements that appeared in the original article. The article has been updated to remove the quotations in question and to amend the information gathered from an outside source with proper attribution. The Daily Collegian apologizes for this violation of our readers’ and our sources’ trust. A more detailed explanation of the situation and our response to the issues in this article can be found here.