Basilica Celebrates 125 Years

Carol C. Bradley | August 1, 2013 | Notre Dame News

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On Aug. 16 (Friday), the University of Notre Dame celebrates 125 years of prayer and worship at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. The Most Rev. Daniel Robert Jenky, C.S.C., bishop of Peoria, Ill., will preside at a special 4 p.m. Mass that will also feature music from alumni of the Notre Dame Liturgical Choir. A reception in the Rotunda of the Main Building will follow. All are welcome to attend.

The Basilica serves as the oldest and principal church of the Congregation of Holy Cross in the United States and as the cornerstone of liturgical life at Notre Dame. The Mass and reception will commemorate the consecration of the Basilica by the Most Rev. Joseph Gregory Dwenger, bishop of Fort Wayne, Ind., on Aug. 15, 1888.

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