Please Remember in Your Prayers Student Denis Kato


Denis Kato

Please remember in your prayers University of St. Thomas senior Denis Kato, who died early Sunday, June 12. The cause of death is not known at this time.

Kato, 26, a business administration major, was from Uganda. His twin brother, Derick Wasswa, and an older brother, Rogers Ssebuufu, also are students at St. Thomas. Another older brother, Julius Kasagga, is a St. Thomas alumnus.

A Mass of Christian burial was held Thursday, June 16, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas on the university’s St. Paul campus. Father Dennis Dease, president emeritus of St. Thomas, celebrated the funeral Mass.

Visitation was held at the chapel starting at 9:30 a.m. that morning. In Denis’ honor the campus bells tolled for five minutes, from 10:55-11 a.m.

Members of the St. Thomas community who would like support or assistance in dealing with Denis’ death are welcome to contact Counseling and Psychological Services, (651) 962-6780.