Memorial Service for Michael Thigpen


Location: Basilica of the Sacred Heart

A memorial Mass will be held for 23-year-old Michael Thigpen, a first-year graduate student enrolled in the Global Health program at the University of Notre Dame.

Rev. John Jenkins, C.S.C., will preside at the 5:15 p.m. Mass and Fr. Jim King, C.S.C., will preach.

On behalf of the entire Notre Dame community, the Office of Campus Ministry would like to offer our heartfelt condolences to Michael’s family, classmates and friends. Our prayers are with them in their time of sorrow.

As students, faculty and staff process this painful experience, we encourage anyone in need of personal assistance to make use of available resources within Campus Ministry. Students who feel they need to speak with someone may contact us at 574.631.7800.

Though we cannot see the place you have gone, we know that it is better. Though you are not here, we know that our lives are forever intertwined with yours. Though your earthly voice is silent, we know that you will speak to our hearts whenever we are in need.
Though you parted with your last breath, your love is timeless beyond the touch of death.
Though we cannot visit the place right now, we believe we will be by your side one day.