Sue Lister | November 23, 2015
“South Bend, Mass.?” That was the headline on the front page of the Boston Globe on Friday (Nov. 20) as the University of Notre Dame descended on Boston for the annual Shamrock Series.
To experience a football game at the University of Notre Dame is a “bucket list” item for many. Those who attend a game on campus can attest that the intrigue is more than just what happens on the field. The combination of intellectual inspiration, spirituality, pageantry and camaraderie makes a visit to Notre Dame the unique experience that it is.
Now in its seventh consecutive year, the Shamrock Series provides the opportunity for alumni and friends around the country to experience that home game mystique in a location outside of South Bend.
This year’s Boston trip will long be considered one of the most successful Shamrock Series weekends, featuring well-attended academic events, an overwhelmingly fruitful service project, a beautiful Mass attended by hundreds, a jam-packed fan fest in the historic Fenway Park neighborhood, and a win by the football team that elevated its record to 10-1 and maintained its place in the hunt for a national playoff berth.