Fifth Sunday of Lent

Jeremiah 31: 31-34, Hebrews 5: 7-9, John 12: 20-33


“What are you giving up for Lent?” That is the question that I heard people asking the days leading up to the start of Lent. I listened to numerous people, both old and young, answer that question with varied responses. Some chose to give up chocolate.  Others said candy will be tough, but that is what I will give up for Lent.

Notre Dame College’s student theatre troupe joined by a play production class present “Once On This Island,” a one-act musical, March 26-29 on the College campus.

Written by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty and produced through special arrangement with MTI/Music Theatre International, the tale of two young lovers who are fated by the gods to follow a journey of heartbreak and love will be performed at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 26; Friday, March 27; and Saturday, March 28, and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 29, all in the Performing Arts Center.

Notre Dame College students are offering free tax preparation for low-income Cuyahoga County residents again this year.

Students at the College are positively impacting the community by filing federal and state income tax forms for those who cannot afford account services or software packages. College students file tax returns in an effort to save residents money—not only with free tax preparation, but also with increased refunds from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Sixteen Notre Dame College faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of the College traveled eight hours across the Atlantic for eight days in Belgium, the Netherlands—where they were hosted by an international alum—and Germany as part of the 2015 academic educational travel program.

Notre Dame College has launched its first Interfaith Film Series and will continue its Communities in Conversation informal study of the Abrahamic traditions of Christianity, Judaism and Islam.

The free five-part Communities in Conversation dialog, sponsored by the College’s Abrahamic Center, will be conducted from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesdays, March 10, 17, 24 and 31 and April 7 at the College.  A free study guide will be provided, and space is limited. Participants are encouraged to commit to at least four of the sessions.

Notre Dame College's 48-acres are on display from on high and in motion in a new aerial promotional video.

Whether in spring or snow, the College's campus, community and college education rank right up there with the nation's best.

The artwork of six Notre Dame College graduating seniors will be featured in “Leaving our Imprint on Notre Dame College.”

The exhibit begins with a free, public reception from 5-7 p.m. April 10 in the Performing Arts Center, located on the ground floor of the College’s Administration Building.

Gallery talks with the artists will take place from 3:45-4:45 p.m. April 20 and April 22 in the Performing Arts Center.

Notre Dame College business students are about to learn service aptitude from the consultant who has helped Starbucks, Lexus and the Ritz-Carlton, among other world-class companies.

John DiJulius, an international customer experience consultant, best-selling author of two books and owner of two businesses, will present at noon, Wednesday, February 18, in the Performing Arts Center.

Registration fees to conferences featuring DiJulius can range from hundreds to thousands of dollars. His lecture for the Notre Dame students is free.

In February, Notre Dame College will once again celebrate “I Heart NDC” month with several opportunities for faculty, staff, alumni and friends to give back to the College—and the community this year.

Notre Dame’s 2015 annual fund campaign begins with a special “I Heart NDC” blessing from Fr. Edward E. Mehok, College chaplain, at 11:30 a.m. Mass Monday, February 2, in Christ the King Chapel. A light reception will follow in the Great Room of the Administration Building.

SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio—11 February 2015—Notre Dame College’s Clara Fritzsche Library will host “Ira Firstencel…sailing down the stream of life,” a retrospective exhibition of the late artist’s paintings. Firstencel’s lifelong love of sailing, nature and gardening are reflected in the works on display; the exhibit is being curated by the artist’s daughter, April Firstencel, who lives in the Cleveland area. An opening reception will be held in the library on Thursday, February 19, from 6 to 8 p.m.