Faith & Spirituality
Campus Ministry seeks to care for the spiritual needs of all students, regardless of denomination,faith tradition, or level of education at the University. Rooted in the Catholic tradition and inspired by the Congregation of Holy Cross, Campus Ministry fosters spiritual growth through worship and prayer, reflection and service, and education and faith formation. They offer an array of graduate student faith development opportunities as well as multi-cultural and interfaith resources.
Basilica of the Sacred Heart
"For more than 125 years, the Basilica of the Sacred Heart has served as the mother church of the Congregation of Holy Cross in the United States. It is in the Basilica that Holy Cross religious profess final vows, that seminarians are ordained priests, and where deceased religious are commended to God. Likewise, it is a place of worship and prayer for students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as for regular worshipers, pilgrims and countless visitors. As Rev. Edward Sorin, C.S.C., founder of the University said, this "splendid monument of God's glory" stands as a fitting sign of what is central to the life and mission of Notre Dame." Use this link to view the Basilica Mass Schedule.
"Spiritual Direction is a time set aside to become aware of and to reflect upon the presence of God in one's life. Anyone is invited to seek spiritual direction. Campus ministry provides a list of available directors on our campus and will assist you in finding a director. Most often, spiritual direction sessions are an hour long and meet every 3 weeks, but length and frequency of meetings are determined by you and your spiritual director."
"The purpose of Mindful ND is to provide an inclusive space where students can come to learn about the positive benefits of mindfulness and meditation. Mindful ND coordinates weekly meetings for group discussion and reading, hosts guest speakers to teach members concrete ways to implement mindfulness into their lives, and foster a mindful community through off-campus retreats and service opportunities."
Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes
"The Grotto is one of the most sacred places of prayer on Notre Dame’s campus. At all times of the day and night, students, faculty, staff, alumni, and visitors make their way to the Grotto for quiet reflection and prayer. You may also submit a prayer request."
Center for Social Concerns
"The Center for Social Concerns (CSC) provides community-based learning courses, community-based research, and service opportunities for students and faculty and lies at the heart of the University of Notre Dame. It is a place where faith and action, service and learning, research and resolve intersect. Over the past 29 years, the Center has offered educational experiences in social concerns inspired by Gospel values and the Catholic social tradition so that the students and faculty may better understand and respond to poverty and injustice."
Local Places of Worships
No matter your faith background there is a place in Michiana to connect with and strengthen your spiritual needs. Click here for a list of various local places of worship in the Notre Dame area and click here if you need a ride.
Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend
The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend welcomes young adult men and women in their late teens, twenties, and thirties, who are single, married, divorced, or widowed, with or without children, to participate in young adult activities and communities.
Muslim Student Association
"The MSA of ND integrates various facets of the Islamic faith so as to spread awareness about Muslims from all walks of life to students and faculty alike. Events that celebrate Islam are organized throughout the school year for all members of the Notre Dame community to take part in and engage each other in the school's mission to Heal, Unify, and Enlighten from a different and diverse perspective."
Notre Dame Catholic Graduate Community
Catholic Graduate Community is a student group dedicated to providing opportunities for prayer, fellowship, and community for Catholic (and non-Catholic!) graduate students at Notre Dame. Our regular events include morning and evening prayer, weekly rosaries, service opportunities (such as serving breakfast to the homeless), spiritual retreats, and movie nights. For more information you can visit our website here or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Iron Sharpens Iron
Iron Sharpens Iron is a community at the University of Notre Dame composed of students who have realized that God is everything: that our lives should and must be radically centered on who God is and what He's done in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. In response, we are committed to being a community of believers honest about where they are, open about where they are going, and anxiously waiting for the God of everything to move.
Adventist Christian Fellowship at Notre Dame
"The ND-CGC is a community graduate students, law and MBA students, young adults, and staff. Our mission is to provide spiritual support and fellowship for those on and off campus, who are all part of the larger Notre Dame community. All are welcome, Catholics and non-Catholics." You can contact this organization via email at email@example.com.
Baptist Collegiate Ministry
"BCM is a ministry of the Southern Baptist Convention to students on colleges and universities across the country. Each local BCM is an independent body working in cooperation and within the general structure of the National Student Ministries and according to the guidelines of the college or university on which it is situated. For more information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org."
Jewish Club of Notre Dame
"The purpose of JCND is to celebrate diversity and acceptance within the Notre Dame community and beyond by learning together through discussion and events. For more information, please contact us at email@example.com"
Orthodox Christian Fellowship of Notre Dame
"The purpose of the Orthodox Christian Fellowship Club of ND is to foster healthy Orthodox Christian fellowship among its student members. For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org"