Notre Dame to remember 9/11 attacks at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart

Author: Michael O. Garvey


The fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks will be observed at the University of Notre Dame with a Mass at5:15 theBasilica of the Sacred Hearton campus.

Notre Dames president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., will preside at the Mass, and Rev. Robert A. Dowd, C.S.C., assistant professor of political science, will give the homily.Members of the Universitys Folk and Liturgical choirs will provide sacred music.

Five years ago, an estimated 7,000 students, faculty and staff gathered on the South Quad for a special Mass the afternoon of Sept. 11.By late morning, the Notre Dame community had absorbed the news, all classes and activities had been canceled and a day of prayer had been declared.

At the Mass five years ago, Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C., then Notre Dames president, began by saying:All I know how to do on these kinds of occasions is simply draw from the well of our faith, that death does not have the final word, that God will make all things new, that we can learn the capacity for love in the hope of faith.This is not a time for recriminations, for misdirected blame, but rather for prayer, sympathy comfort and support.

* Contact: * _John Zack, University sacristan, at 574-631-9050 or

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