Bishop Emeritus John D’Arcy
University faculty, staff and students are invited to pray for the repose of the soul of Bishop Emeritus John D’Arcy of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend at a Mass at 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. Notre Dame’s president, Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., will preside, and John Cavadini, professor of theology and McGrath-Cavadini Director of the Institute for Church Life, will serve as eulogist.
Bishop D’Arcy was a frequent visitor to the Notre Dame campus, often celebrating Mass with students, faculty and staff. He also ordained numerous Holy Cross priests and deacons, served as principal consecrator of Bishop Daniel R. Jenky, C.S.C., and celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation for hundreds of Notre Dame students. Bishop D’Arcy was named recipient of the 2003 Rev. Howard J. Kenna, C.S.C., Award for service to Notre Dame and the Congregation of Holy Cross.