Photo of St. Thomas choir members

Alumni Christmas Luncheon

This annual tradition is back! We warmly welcome you to join other alumni and friends for a festive celebration of Christmas in downtown St. Paul.

Registration is Closed

Unfortunately, we will not be accepting walk-ins at the door. If you have any questions or concerns, please email alumni@stthomas.edu.

Event Details

Featured speaker: Father Christopher Collins SJ, '93 Vice President of Mission at the University of St. Thomas

Friday, Dec. 3
11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. CST
InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront
11 E. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN

Cost: Includes a reception followed by a seated lunch with dessert and a performance by the University of St. Thomas Chamber Singers.

  • Individual: $35 per person
  • Table of 8: $280
Parking Options:
  • Self-park – parking is located throughout the downtown area, the Capital City Plaza Parking Ramp [link to: https://www.alliedparkinginc.com/parking/capital-city-plaza-parking-ramp] is the closest ramp connected to the hotel through the skyway. A voucher for an $8 event parking rate will be given to you at registration if you park in the Capital City Plaza Parking Ramp. The Capital City Plaza Parking Ramp accepts only credit cards, no cash.
  • Valet – the hotel offers paid valet parking off of Kellogg Blvd. Event valet parking is $16.00 per car.
COVID 19: For the latest information on the hotel’s COVID-19 policies, please contact the hotel directly at 651-292-1900. All St. Thomas registration staff and choir signers will be wearing face coverings for the safety and comfort of our guests.

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Fr. Chris Collins SJ during Mass on the Grass 2021

About Our Speaker

Returning to his alma mater in July 2021, Fr. Christopher Collins, SJ '93 is the Vice President for Mission at the University of St. Thomas.

Prior to his return to St. Thomas, he served for 8 years at Saint Louis University as a faculty member in the Department of Theological Studies, Director of the Catholic Studies Program and as Assistant to the President for Mission and Identity.

His research and teaching are in the areas of Systematic Theology and Spirituality, and is the author of numerous publications, including Three Moments of the Day: Praying with the Heart of Jesus (Ave Maria Press, 2014). He regularly gives retreats around the country based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola.

In addition to his BA in Philosophy from the University of St. Thomas, Fr. Collins earned an MA in History from Saint Louis University, a Master’s of Divinity and Licentiate from Weston Jesuit School of Theology and a Doctorate in Sacred Theology from Boston College. He was ordained a priest in 2006 and made his final vows as a Jesuit in 2015.