Cardinal George to preside at ACE missioning Mass

by Dennis Brown

Cardinal Francis George, archbishop of Chicago, will preside at a missioning Mass at 6:30 p.m. Saturday (July 26) for 169 teachers in the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) program and 20 members of the ACE Leadership Program. It is among several weekend events marking the 10th anniversary of the founding of ACE.p. To be held in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, the Mass will commission ACE members for their new service assignments. The ACE teachers will serve in 126 under-resourced Catholic schools across the country, including eight in South Bend, while the members of the Leadership Program will serve as administrators in Catholic schools while studying to receive administrative licensure. The Mass will be concelebrated by Archbishop Oscar Lipscomb of Mobile, Ala.; Bishop William Houck, president of the Catholic Extension Society and retired bishop of Jackson, Miss.; Bishop Basil Meeking, retired bishop of Christchurch, New Zealand; Bishop John D’Arcy of Fort Wayne-South Bend; ACE founders Rev. Timothy R. Scully, C.S.C., and Rev. Sean McGraw, C.S.C.; ACE Leadership Program director Rev. Ronald Nuzzi; and other priests at Notre Dame.p.

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