Bishop Jenky to Preside at St. Peter’s Mass Thursday; Other Holy Cross Priests to Attend Audience with Pope Francis

Bishop Daniel Jenky CSC kisses the ring of Pope Francis

Most Rev. Daniel R. Jenky, C.S.C., bishop of Peoria, Ill., will preside at Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican on Thursday (Jan. 30, 2014).

The Mass will be celebrated at the Altar of the Chair of St. Peter during the winter meeting of the University of Notre Dame’s Board of Trustees. The Mass is at 8 a.m. (Rome time). Bishop Jenky is a member of the ND Board of Trustees. He met with Pope Francis today and posted photos on Twitter (@Bishop_Jenky).

The ND contingent, which also includes Rev. Thomas O’Hara, C.S.C., provincial superior of the United States Province of Priests and Brothers, is scheduled for an audience with Pope Francis from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Rome time) Thursday as well. Fr. O’Hara; Rev. Jose E. Ahumada, C.S.C., rector of Saint George’s College in Santiago, Chile; Rev. John I Jenkins, C.S.C., president of the University; Rev. James B. King, C.S.C., director of Campus Ministry and superior of the Holy Cross Community at ND; and Rev. Timothy R. Scully, C.S.C., political science professor and director of the Institute for Educational Initiatives at ND; are active trustees.

Bishop Daniel Jenky CSC meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican

Rev. E. William Beauchamp, C .S.C., president of the University of Portland (Ore.); Rev. Carl F. Ebey, C.S.C., procurator general of the Congregation of Holy Cross; Rev. Edward A. Malloy, C.S.C., president emeritus of the University; and Rev. Richard V. Warner, C.S.C., superior general of the Congregation of Holy Cross; serve as trustees emeriti for ND.

Rev. William Lies, C.S.C., ND’s vice president for mission engagement and church affairs, is attending as a member of the President’s Leadership Council & Dean’s Council.

Tonight the group is scheduled to attend a reception at Villa Richardson, residence of the U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See Ken Hackett, former president of Catholic Relief Services. Hackett received both an honorary degree and the Laetare Medal from the University.

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