Nov. 22, 2010
NOTRE DAME, Ind. –
The weekend of Nov. 12-14 was a special one for the Monogram Club, as former student-athletes, managers and trainers returned to campus for the Club’s annual pre-game tunnel and a special blessing ceremony.
As Mike Collins announced the arrival of the Irish football team minutes before kickoff on Nov. 13, more than 200 Monogram winners were there on the rain-soaked field, forming the tunnel to greet the football student-athletes as they began their 28-3 thrashing of #15 Utah.
After the game, more than 250 Monogram winners attended the Club’s football weekend Mass, which had a very special ending, as athletics department chaplain Rev. Paul Doyle ’65, C.S.C., led the congregation onto the second-floor concourse of the Joyce Center to bless the new decade (2000-09) of Monogram winners in Heritage Hall’s Ring of Names. After Father Doyle’s blessing, he invited athletic alums from 2000-09 and their parents to take the aspersory (holy water bucket) and aspergillum (sprinkler) and give their own blessings.
Monogram Club reporter Ryan Taylor was on hand throughout the weekend and caught many of these special moments and memories on camera. Watch the video by clicking here or by perusing the above link.
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