A Mass for the tsunami victims of South Asia and collections for the relief effort will mark the first week of the new semester as students return to the University of Notre Dame. Classes resume on Tuesday (Jan.11) after Christmas break.
The 5:15 p.m. Mass on Thursday (Jan. 13) in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart will be offered for the dead and suffering and all those assisting in bringing aid to the region, it was announced today by Rev. Richard V. Warner, C.S.C., director of Campus Ministry. The December 26 earthquake and tidal waves in the Indian Ocean killed at least 140,000 people and left an estimated 5 million homeless.
Father Warner also announced that collections will be taken at all Masses on Jan. 16 (Sunday), both in the Basilica and residence hall chapels. “That will be the first Sunday of the year when our full community is back on campus and our regular Mass schedule is in effect,” Warner said.
Earlier this week, Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C., president of Notre Dame, offered a prayer for the tsunami victims. It is available on the Web at http://president.nd.edu .