2018 Service Send-Off Ceremony

2018 Service Send-Off: Blessing by Sister Norma Pimentel, M.J.


Sister Normal Pimentel, M.J., recipient of the 2018 Laetare Medal, spoke and gave a blessing at the Service Send-Off Ceremony.

The Center for Social Concerns hosts a Service Send-Off Ceremony and reception during Commencement Weekend for graduating students and their families. The ceremony honors seniors who are planning to engage in full-time service after graduation. Fr. Jenkins joins the Center's staff, along with invited family and guests, at this celebratory event which includes a reflection from a former volunteer and music by the Folk Choir. Each senior will be recognized by name and receive a small gift for the journey ahead.

Guest Speakers:

Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., President, University of Notre Dame

Megan Black ’09, National Clergy Organizer, Faith in Action (formerly PICO National Network)


DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, Leighton Concert Hall
Reception on the South Terrace immediately following ceremony 



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