Mass of Remembrance planned for Notre Dame student

Author: Julie Hail Flory

A special Mass will be held at the University of Notre Dame on Thursday (Oct. 28) in memory of the student who died in an accident that occurred today (Oct. 27) on a practice football field when a film tower fell over.

Students will come together for a Mass of Remembrance for Declan Sullivan, a 20-year-old Notre Dame junior from Long Grove, Ill., who died while filming Notre Dame football practice for the Department of Athletics from a hydraulic scissor lift at the LaBar Practice Complex.

Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., Notre Dame’s president, will preside over the Mass, which will begin at 10 p.m. in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation. The University continues to make pastoral care and grief counseling available to students.