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Notre Dame holding mass and memorial celebration for Coach Parseghian

The University of Notre Dame is holding a Mass for the Feast of the Transfiguration and Celebration of the Life of Ara Parseghian Sunday, August 6 at 2 p.m. at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., will preside.

Coach Parseghian died early Wednesday morning.

A memorial celebration will follow the funeral at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center.

Family members and former players and colleagues will speak.

The public is invited to both the Mass and memorial.'

Program for the mass:

Opening hymn
Greeting
Penitential act
Song
Collect
Reading by Jaime Humbert, parseghian's granddaughter
Response
Reading by Taran Conyers, parseghian's granddaughter
Gospel
Homily
Profession of faith
Prayer of the faithful read by Ara Parseghian, parseghian's grandson
Presentation and prep of gifts
Prayer over offerings
3 songs
Lord's Prayer
Sign of peace
2 songs
Communion anthem
Communion meditation: Vince Gill will sing
Prayer
Words of rememberance from Tom Parseghian
Final blessing
Alma mater
Closing hymn

You can view thoughts and stories from the Notre Dame family on coach Ara Parseghian as well as Jack Nolan's full interview with Brian Kelly, just click here.

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