MESSAGE FROM THE NDS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
January 6, 2021
Dear Alumni of Notre Dame Seminary:
Greetings and best wishes to you. On behalf of the Alumni Board and Association, I hope you are having a good celebration of Christmas as we begin the New Year.
Because the seminary will be observing strict safety protocols in the Spring semester, the administration has cancelled on-campus events including Alumni Day, which was scheduled for Thursday, February 11, 2021.
Alumni Day is always a great time to celebrate those marking special anniversaries particularly those observing their 25th and 50th anniversaries. We look forward to honoring both this past year and next year’s jubiliarians in 2022.
Alumni Day is also an occasion for alumni to make a gift to the seminarians who use this gift to enhance a particular aspect of community life. The men would like to install a “cappuccino bar” in the family room across from the dining room. For the past two years, there has been a mobile unit used three times a week after lunch. This has become a positive enhancement of community life particularly when the seminarians were in lock-down. The gift from the Alumni Association will provide a permanent space for the cappuccino bar.
While the Alumni Day in-person event is cancelled this year, we are asking that Alumni still offer their annual dues of $100.00. You can do this online at www.nds.edu/alumnidues/ or my mailing a check with this form to Notre Dame Seminary, 2901 S Carrollton Ave, New Orleans, LA 70118. Thank you for your consideration. You may make your gift at any time, but we encourage you to do so before February 10, 2021.
I will convene the officers of the Alumni Association to determine what our annual gift will be to the seminarians. This past year, the gift was $5,000, and in 2019, the gift was $4,000.
In the meantime, may the Lord continue to bless the mission of Notre Dame Seminary and all the alumni who minister in God’s vineyard.