This upcoming Sunday, September 5, Notre Dame alumnus and newly ordained priest, Father Ian Patrick McDole, will be offering Holy Mass on campus.  Fr. McDole graduated from the University in 2006 With a  degree in Medieval Studies and Philosophy. Following his graduation, Fr. McDole entered the seminary for the Diocese of Covington, KY.  He was sent to the North American College in Rome to complete his studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University. There Fr. McDole received his Bachelor of Sacred Theology.  He was ordained to the priesthood on June 19, 2010, the Feast of Saints Gervasius and Protasius. 

Fr. McDole will soon be returning to Rome for another two years to complete his license in Canon Law at the Pontifical Gregorian University.  Until then, he will continue his current assignment as an assistant in the marriage tribunal for the Diocese of Covington, KY.

Fr. McDole will offer a Tridentine Mass, or a Mass in the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite, on September 5th for the fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost in the Alumni Hall chapel at 9:00 a.m.  This will be a Missa Cantata, or Sung Mass.

Note:  Every Sunday of the academic year, Notre Dame offers the university community the opportunity to attend Mass in the extraordinary form at 9:00 a.m.

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