Mass and memorial celebration for Ara Parseghian set for Sunday

Author: Dennis Brown

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A Mass for the Feast of the Transfiguration and Celebration of the Life of Ara Parseghian will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 6) at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at the University of Notre Dame. The University’s president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., will preside.

Parseghian, the Hall of Fame football coach who led Notre Dame to two national championships, died Wednesday (Aug. 2). He was 94.

A memorial celebration will follow the Mass at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center. Family members and former players and colleagues will speak.

The public is invited to both the Mass and memorial.

Originally published by Dennis Brown at on August 02, 2017.