Notre Dame to welcome Bishop Rhoades with Mass and public reception

by Michael O. Garvey

Bishop Kevin Rhoades

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The University of Notre Dame will celebrate the arrival of Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of Fort Wayne/South Bend with a Mass of thanksgiving Feb. 9 (Tuesday) at 5:15 p.m. in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

Bishop Rhoades will preside and preach at the Mass, which will be concelebrated by Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., Notre Dame’s president, and other priests from the Notre Dame community. Sacred music for the Mass will be provided by the Notre Dame Liturgical Choir.

The Mass will be followed by a public reception in the rotunda of the University’s Main Building.

Bishop Rhoades was installed Jan. 13 as successor to Bishop John M. D’Arcy, who had led Notre Dame’s home diocese since 1985.