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Notre Dame to celebrate 125 years of basilica

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The University of Notre Dame is preparing to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart.

A special Mass is scheduled for 4 p.m. Aug. 16, followed by a reception. Bishop Daniel Jenky of Peoria, Ill., who studied theology at Notre Dame, is scheduled to preside.

The basilica serves as the oldest and principal church of the Congregation of Holy Cross in the United States and is the cornerstone of liturgical life at Notre Dame.

The basilica is open to the public year round from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. when school is in session and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. during holiday breaks or when school is not in session.

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