House of Brigid 2011-2012

It is my distinct honour (look how Irish I am!) to introduce to you the third “season” of the House of Brigid. These three wonderful people will be joining me next year to continue the ministry that has been established by the last two years’ crews.

Molly Mattingly, House Director-in-Training, will graduate from Notre Dame in May with a Master’s of Sacred Music. Originally from outside Chicago, Molly completed her undergraduate degree in music education and music theory at Ithaca College. She has extensive experience in liturgical leadership positions, both at the Newman Center at Ithaca and as an assistant rector at Farley Hall. She was the assistant director of Notre Dame Vision’s Band of St. Cecilia last summer, and will serve as director of the same group this coming summer.

Daniel Masterton, Volunteer. Also from the Chicago area, Dan will complete his BA in Theology this spring. He has been involved in countless ministerial opportunities in his time at Notre Dame. He has been a member of the Notre Dame Folk Choir for the last four years, acting this year as the president of that group. He served the Notre Dame Vision program as a Mentor-in-Faith this past summer and will do so again this coming summer. He has also been involved with Notre Dame’s Emmaus program, which gives students the chance to meet in small faith-sharing groups.

Kurt Nowak, Volunteer. From Globe, Arizona, Kurt will complete his degree in Science-Computing this May. He is also an officer in the Folk Choir, serving as secretary this year. He has served as a musician for Notre Dame Vision as well as a sound technician for various Campus Ministry events at Notre Dame. His guitar skills have served regularly at dorm liturgies as well as at special campus events, and he is currently a Resident Assistant in Duncan Hall, helping to facilitate community life for the men who live there.

While we’re only about halfway through this year, it is certainly exciting to look forward to welcoming this bunch into our little house! Thank you to all three of you for your outstanding applications and interviews, and mostly for being willing to offer your selves to this ministry.

  • Melinda Mannen

    Congratulations on another great crew for House of Brigid! Great Blessings! I am still eager to hear from the present group of Carolyn, Clarisa, Patrick and Jess for the last half of the year. We have truly appreciated your loyalty to posting on the blog, and letting us share your journey with you. It has been a JOY to learn more about our Catholic brothers and sisters in Ireland, the culture of Ireland, and the hospitality and spirit of the kind-hearted people you have encountered. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Love from all the Mannen’s