Michael O. Garvey | August 26, 2015
As is true of any great festival, a University of Notre Dame home football game weekend is much more than its central event. The roughly 61,000 people who travel to the University’s campus for each home game can expect to attend a splendid and storied athletic contest, but they can also expect a unique experience that blends merry-making, feasting, community and even worship.
In addition to the pep rallies, the band and glee club concerts, the pom squad performances, the tailgate parties, the drum circles and the trumpets under the Dome, there are Masses, visits to the Grotto and samplings of the spiritual and intellectual atmosphere that has made Notre Dame’s fame so “golden.”
For six years, one of these peripheral game-day offerings, “Saturdays With the Saints,” has attracted increasing numbers of enthusiastic participants and now seems sure to become as indispensable a feature of a football weekend as the marching band’s pre-game departure from the steps of the Main Building.
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