Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, and it is a big deal, or at least it should be, at Notre Dame because it is the feast day of the Congregation of Holy Cross. The C.S.C., founder of Notre Dame, exalts in the Cross of Christ, not as a burden nor a suffering, but as a sign of hope! Their motto is "Ave Crux, Spes Unica--Hail the Cross, our only Hope!"  From its very inception, the C.S.C. was inspired to see Jesus and his holy Cross through the luminous eyes of Notre Dame, French for "Our Lady." They strive to imitate Mary's unshakable fidelity and find strength in her maternal love; it is in imitation of Mary, Mother of Sorrows, that all of us who follow her Son might come to know the Cross as our only hope.  So amidst of the busy week of tests, meetings and assignments, I hope you find strength in Notre Dame, Our Mother.  As for this week in Duncan Hall, I'll keep it short so you can get back to your studies:

GameDay Weekend
Please read the attached GameDay memo and remember to fill out the Overnight Guest Form and give it to your RAs.

InterHall Schedule; Come Support Our Highlanders
Football vs. Morrissey Sunday at 2:15pm at Stephen Fields.
Baseball has a bye week

Green Blazers Update
Blazer Commissioners will be available for payment tonight after Hall Council. Cost is $75 cash or check payable to Duncan Hall or Credit Card for $77. Deadline for order and payment is next Tuesday after Hall Council. In addition, if you would like to exchange your Green Blazers, contact Lukas O'Donnell a Lodonnel@nd.edu.

Man Hour
Man Hour returns bigger and better this Thursday at 10pm in the 24. We are taking a new spin on Man Hour this year with a four week rotation that includes social, fellowship, practical, and spiritual. You will want to come this year, even without Michael Wajda.

What I Learned at ND
Come out this Friday afternoon at 4:30pm to hear what a Highlander Alumnus is up to with life after college.  This is an informal presentation with opportunity to ask questions. Light snacks will be available. 

The Return of Midnight Catchphrase
Catchphrase returns every Sunday at midnight.

Make sure to check your mailbox periodically; some are getting full. If mail is mistakenly placed in your mailbox, then push it back into the mailroom or slide it under the mailroom door.

That's all for this week. Remember to call your mother/home. SYR pictures will be up on the website by the end of the week.

Peace brothers,