Lenten Lecture Series 2019

Lenten Lecture Series – 2019

Wednesdays at 7:00pm in Geenen Hall


March 6th                                               Br. Raymond Papenfuss, C.S.C.

Praying with and to the Cosmic Christ: Entering into and Becoming One with a Universal Approach to God

Brother Raymond spent 28 years working in Ghana, West Africa until cerebral malaria made him return to the U.S. He was Assistant Provincial for 12 years and has been Mission Promoter for West Africa for 30 years. He enjoys tennis and teaches Tai Chi at Notre Dame and the Riverbend Cancer Center. He is also part of Mosaic and Luvability, two organizations that serve the multiple handicapped.


March 13th                                       Fr. Tom Bertone, C.S.C.

Praying Outside the Box

This presentation will look at different ways of praying outside the “normal” types of prayer we all know. The emphasis will be on using more of our senses and our creativity to get in touch with God’s presence in our lives. Hopefully participants will come away with some ideas of how to enhance their prayer lives during this Lenten season.


March 20th                                       Jessica Brock

Letting God be God

Jessica Brock is a local attorney and graduate of Notre Dame. She worships and plays clarinet at the Church of Loretto.


March 27th                                          Fr. Jeff Cooper, C.S.C.                  

Wounds in a Resurrected Body: Discovering Our Forgiven Self in Christ

Fr. Jeff Cooper, C.S.C. is a priest and religious in the Congregation of Holy Cross. He currently serves as Postulant Director at Moreau Seminary, Notre Dame.


April 3rd                                               Fr. Bob Loughery, C.S.C.

Bridging Lenten Practices and Renewal: We are in this Together


April 10th                                             Sr. Veronique

Triduum and Transforming Grace

Sister M. Veronique has a wealth of mission experience including many years as a high school and college teacher. She served in ministry with the Brothers of Holy Cross at Saint Francis High School in Mountain View, CA and credits the Brothers with helping her grow as a teacher. As a diocesan administrator, she worked as Director for Women Religious in San Diego, CA and served on the Liturgical Commission in Boise, ID. She has been involved in Vocation/Formation ministry for her congregation for over 30 years. She serves as a board member for Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, and Holy Cross Health, Silver Spring, MD as well as being a member of the Finance Committee of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious. She currently serves as President of the Sisters of the Holy Cross.


Sodexo Seniors Grant Awarded

A special recognition in our Coffee Break Meeting. Thank you to Sodexo USA for their $25,000 Sodexo Seniors Grant to outfit our new Dujarie Finishing Kitchen with equipment. President/CEO, David Null, Director of Dining Services, Patrick McGarry, and Sodexo District Manager for HCV, Tracy Johnson are pictured. Construction will begin in 2019 with progress photos to come.

Congratulations Dr. Isabel Charles

We are proud to announce that one of our Residents, Dr. Isabel Charles, will be added to the Wall of Honor at Notre Dame.  This will take place on Friday, April 13th at 11:00 A.M. on the ground floor of the Main Building at Notre Dame.  “The invaluable contributions of Isabel Charles, the first woman to serve as dean at the University of Notre Dame, and those of the Holy Cross Brothers and the Holy Cross Sisters-women and men religious who have played critical roles in Notre Dame’s founding and growth-will be recognized.”  Read this article to learn more about her work.  https://news.nd.edu/news/notre-dame-makes-additions-to-the-wall-of-honor/

Sodexo Cares Award

Patrick McGarry, Dining Services Manager, presented Barb Cassady, Director of Development, with the Sodexo Cares Award for her hard work in organizing the ordering and delivery of new dining room chairs for our residents.  Congratulations!

New Chief Operating Officer

David Null, President and CEO, introduced our new Chief Operating Officer, Linda Lewis to residents this morning. Linda brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in healthcare facility management, clinical services, memory care programming, and construction management. We welcome Linda to our community!

Village Big Band Performance

The Village Big Band performed to a full house in December.  This is always a very popular and enjoyable event for our residents!

Volunteer Award

Congratulations to Ellen Dettmer who was recognized at the resident Coffee Break meeting in November for her dedication to volunteering at Holy Cross Village!  She retired from working at Holy Cross Village and has volunteered with our Unity Garden since it’s opening in 2011.  She is a tireless worker who would water, plant and harvest throughout the season.  Ellen has given her time and talent to us and we thank her!  Barb Cassady presented her with the award.