Opening of the Academic Year Mass in Celebration of Notre Dame's 175th Anniversary

Author: Cidni Sanders

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The outdoor Mass will begin at 11:30 a.m. in front of Bond Hall. There will be a picnic on South Quad at 12:30 p.m., where live music and other activities are planned. Additional information can be found here. All are welcome.

The University community will be joined at Mass by Notre Dame Trail pilgrims who walked all or part of the 300 miles that Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., and his fellow religious trekked in 1842 from Vincennes, Indiana, to found the University of Notre Dame. Faculty, staff and students are welcome you to join the pilgrims for the final three miles of the Trail to campus that morning. Find more information and register for the Trail at