On December 8, 2020, the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass on theSolemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, was held at the Log Chapel on the campus of the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Ind. The Mass is available via the U.S. Province YouTube channel.
The Mass was offered by Rev. William M. Lies, C.S.C., Provincial Superior of the Congregation of Holy Cross, United States Province of Priests and Brothers.
Prior to his election as Provincial Superior of the United States Province of the Congregation of Holy Cross, Rev. William Lies, C.S.C., served as the Vice President for Mission Engagement and Church Affairs at the University of Notre Dame.As the Vice President for Mission Engagement and Church Affairs, Father Bill assisted in deepening the conversation across the academy on issues of importance to the Church. He also served as the liaison for Notre Dame to the Congregation of Holy Cross, the U.S. Bishops, the USCCB and its affiliates, the Holy See, and the Tantur Ecumenical Institute in Jerusalem. Father Bill earned a B.A. in English with minors in French and Philosophy from Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota. He received his M.Div. degree from the University of Notre Dame and his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Pittsburgh.