Bishop Rhoades: Blessing to the Class of 2019

Author: Notre Dame News

We conclude this commencement ceremony as we began: by turning to the Lord who loves us, invoking God’s blessing upon our graduates as they go forth from Notre Dame. We also ask Our Lady to be with them always with her maternal love and protection.

Please stand.


The Lord be with you. I invite you to bow your heads for God’s blessing.


May almighty God keep you from all harm and bless you with every good gift. May he set his word in your heart and fill you with lasting joy. May you walk in his ways, like Mary, our mother, always knowing what is right and good until you enter your heavenly inheritance. And may almighty God bless you all. The Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.