Notre Dame Law School Dean Nell Newton and Notre Dame Professor of Law and Associate Dean Peg Brinig extended a warm welcome to Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of the Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese at a reception in the University’s Main Building. The reception followed a Mass of Thanksgiving on February 9 in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, in honor of Rhoades’ recent installation as leader of the local diocese.
Bishop Rhoades presided and preached at the Mass, which was concelebrated by Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C., Notre Dame’s president, and other priests from the Notre Dame community. The Mass was followed by a public reception in the rotunda of the University’s Main Building.
Bishop Rhoades was installed January 13, 2010, as successor to Bishop John M. D’Arcy, who had led Notre Dame’s home diocese since 1985.