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Notre Dame Echo program graduates honored at Mass

July 31, 2012Jenny Monahan

Echo Faith Formation seventh graduating class

A Mass of blessing and missioning for the seventh graduating class of the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Church Life Echo Faith Formation Leadership Program was celebrated Saturday (July 28) in the Holy Cross Chapel of Stanford and Keenan residence halls.

Archbishop Joseph A. Fiorenza, emeritus archbishop of Galveston-Houston, presided at the Mass for the 12 members of the “Echo 7” cohort, who were joined by families and friends to celebrate their completion of requirements for master of arts degrees in theology while serving as catechetical apprentices in parishes nationwide. Read More

Institute for Church Life to host Seed of the Church conference

July 26, 2012Jenny Monahan

Institute for Church Life

The Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame will host the upcoming Seed of the Church conference from Nov. 4-6. The event, to be held at McKenna Hall, is open to the public. Registration is now under way and is required for all participants. Conference registration is free.

Keynote speakers include Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, apostolic nuncio to the United States, and John L. Allen Jr., senior correspondent at the National Catholic Reporter and senior Vatican analyst at CNN. The conference will bring together bishops and lay experts from around the world — including Egypt, China, India and Pakistan — testifying to the landscape of Christian persecution in their respective contexts. Read More