Rev. John Mennell '87
Answering the Call, Feeding the People
Alum embraces his pastoral vocation, expanding church's food pantry operations amid pandemic uncertainty.
A week after his arrival at the land that now makes up our campus, Father Sorin predicted Notre Dame would become “one of the most powerful means of doing good,” and to this day, that sentiment resonates within the Notre Dame family. Its members—both alumni and friends—live out that aspirational mission in their day-to-day lives. This shines through in the good things they do for their friends and neighbors and for complete strangers; through their day jobs and volunteer efforts; and within their local communities and beyond.
We Are ND, a digital publication from the Notre Dame Alumni Association, tells these stories of Domers doing good in the world. Each Monday, we will publish a new piece highlighting a member of the Notre Dame family who is making a difference. We welcome you to read our stories, and to check back each week for a new one.
We hope you’ll enjoy and find inspiration in these stories. And if you know of a Domer whose story you feel should be shared, please feel free to suggest a story.