Notre Dame mourns the passing of junior Theresa Sagartz

by Dennis Brown

University of Notre Dame

Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University of Notre Dame, has asked that the Notre Dame community keep Theresa Sagartz and her family in their thoughts and prayers.

Sagartz, 21, a junior from Albuquerque, New Mexico, and a third-generation member of the Notre Dame family, passed away at her off-campus residence, where she was found Wednesday (March 9).

“As a community, we grieve for Theresa and extend our deepest condolences to her family and friends,” Father Jenkins said. “My prayers are with them.”

Upon the conclusion of spring break, a Mass will be celebrated on campus in Theresa’s memory.

A memorial Mass will be celebrated 9 p.m. Wednesday (March 16) in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Father Jenkins will preside, and Rev. Pete McCormick, director of Campus Ministry, will be the homilist.

The University Counseling Center and Campus Ministry are available to offer their support to members of the Notre Dame community.