Easter Mass from Notre Dame to be televised on NBC

by Michael O. Garvey

Basilica of the Sacred Heart

A special telecast of Mass in the University of Notre Dame’s Basilica of the Sacred Heart will be aired Easter morning (April 12) on NBC.

Notre Dame students will comprise the congregation for the one hour Mass, at which Rev. Lou DelFra, C.S.C., director of spirituality for Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education program, will preside and preach, and Rev. Richard Warner, C.S.C., director of Notre Dame’s campus ministry office, and Rev. Peter Rocca, C.S.C., rector of the Basilica, will concelebrate.
Sacred music for the Mass will be provided by Notre Dame’s 56-member Folk Choir under the direction of Steven Warner.

The one hour Mass telecast is a production of NewGroup Media in association with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Distributed by NBC-TV to its 10 owned-and-operated stations and its nearly 200 affiliates in the United States, the telecast will be available to 112 million households nationwide.

Further information on the telecast is available at www.usccb.org, and a list of stations airing the Mass is available at www.interfaithbroadcasting.com.

Contact: Daniel Skendzel. Basilica production team, at 574-631-6661 or Skendzel.1@nd.edu