Dear Alumni, Parents, and Friends,
As we celebrate Thanksgiving this Thursday, we begin a six-week stretch that is usually the most festive, joyous, and social time of the year. This will be a particularly difficult holiday season for those who have lost loved ones because of the pandemic or other causes. Please know that we hold you especially in our hearts and in our prayers. And for all of us, this holiday season will feel far from the normalcy that, at times, we may have taken for granted. Indeed, a Zoom gathering can never replicate the hug of a friend or family member.
As we prepare for this most unusual season, we still have much for which to be grateful, and I hope you will have some time over these next few days, to unplug and unwind, to pause and reflect. All of us at your Notre Dame Alumni Association wish you a blessed Thanksgiving. May you find comfort and peace, and may Our Lady watch over you and your loved ones.
Yours in Notre Dame,