Public masses suspended; livestreams of Basilica liturgies available

Author: John Slott

Dear Notre Dame Family,

As Fr. Jenkins said in his recent video message, Notre Dame is a community, even when we are far apart. In the interest of caring for all members of our community, and in accordance with the guidelines of the CDC, the State of Indiana, and the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, we will be suspending public Masses in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart and elsewhere on campus. This is not a decision taken lightly, but it is one that is necessary.

Priests of the Congregation of Holy Cross will continue to celebrate Mass daily and to pray for you and the Notre Dame family. I invite you to join the Notre Dame community, virtually, in prayer. On Sundays, the Mass is available live on Catholic TV at 10 a.m. ET. On Mondays through Saturdays, Mass will be livestreamed from the Basilica at 11:30 a.m ET. I hope that the Mass, from the heart of Notre Dame, can be a source of grace and comfort for you.

As Fr. John shared in his message, we will keep a candle lit at the Grotto for you and your family. You are in our prayers. 

God bless you,

Rev. Pete McCormick, C.S.C.
Director of Campus Ministry

Originally published by John Slott at on March 17, 2020.