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Austin Church

Joys and Sorrows of Liturgy

This week, Austin celebrated the ordination of our first auxiliary bishop, Bishop Danny Garcia while the Notre Dame and Holy Cross communities celebrated the funeral of Fr. Ted Hesburgh, CSC, President Emeritus of ND and arguably their most influential president, short of founder Fr. Sorin himself.

Thanks to the wonders of technology, we can see both.

First, the ordination Mass of Bishop Danny Garcia:

And the Funeral Mass of Fr. Ted Hesburgh:

There are additional videos and pictures from the Wake Service and the campus remembrance service available from http://hesburgh.nd.edu/.

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Reflections

A Funeral and A Birthday

On Saturday, I started the day with a funeral and ended it with my birthday dinner. When the funeral was set for the 15th and I was asked to help organize the reception, I paused. Without question, without hesitation, Ruben’s funeral and the celebration of his life with his family and friends far, far outweighed any need for me to celebrate my birthday, but there was the thought that I can’t celebrate my birthday, or at least couldn’t without guilt, when the day’s focal point would be the funeral of a good friend, long before his time should have come.

A Cake with Happy Birthday Candles