Dear Notre Dame Family,

As we prepare for Christ’s resurrection and the Easter season, I am reminded of how we all felt at this time last year. Churches around the country and world were closed to the public, and while Easter was nevertheless a day of great joy and hopefulness, it was difficult to not be able to share that with our faith communities. This year, with safety precautions in place and as vaccine rollout continues, many will have the opportunity to once again experience the joy of Easter by celebrating Mass and attending church services. And the emerging glimpses of spring on campus provide more reasons to be optimistic about the future.

As we begin Holy Week on Palm Sunday, there are also a number of ways you can virtually join the ND family in journeying with Jesus. Tonight at 7 p.m. ET, we invite you to pray with us for a special Stations of the Cross led by Rev. Gerard J. Olinger, C.S.C., along the St. Joseph Lake on campus. On Good Friday, Rev. John M. DeRiso, C.S.C., will lead a Rosary from the Chapel of the Little Flower in Morrissey Manor. Campus Masses will be livestreamed throughout Holy Week and the Easter Triduum on the Campus Ministry website, and the Songs of Notre Dame series will continue each day through the Octave of Easter. Subscribe to our FaithND Daily Gospel Reflection email to follow along.

I pray that you, your families, and loved ones have a blessed Holy Week and joyful Easter season.

Yours in Notre Dame,

Dolly Duffy ’84
Executive Director
Notre Dame Alumni Association


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