Notre Dame Campus Ministry Offers Engagement for Students of All Faiths

Author: Shannon Rooney

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Notre Dame is a Catholic university and we have one of the largest Campus Ministry organizations in the country. But that doesn't mean that only Catholics are served by this campus office. Students of all faiths are welcome to participate in Campus Ministry programs and events, including Mass and worship, care and support services, and all of the great events, from special speakers to cookouts. 

Below are just some of the ways students can get involved in Campus Ministry at Notre Dame. 


Mass and Worship

Check out Mass schedules, as well as opportunities for Eucharistic adoration, Vespers, praying the Rosary, and more. 

There are plenty of interfaith resources in this category, including those for protestant and evangelical students, Eastern Orthodox, Jewish, and Islamic students. Resources include student-led groups like Iron Sharpens Iron, an interdenominational ministry; the Jewish Student Group; and the Muslim Student Association. 

Liturgical Ministries

Masses are celebrated daily in student residence hall and frequently in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. This means we have lots of opportunities for students to become liturgical ministers. 

You can participate by becoming:

  • An Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion
  • A lector
  • An altar server
  • A hospitality minister 

Synod at Notre Dame

Campus Ministry is currently organizing a synod, or "meeting," that contains the idea of "traveling together." Sign up to participate in the synod and you'll be a member of a group of 10-12 students asked to consider how God fits into your life and about the ways in which you live out or explore your faith and spirituality. 

Anchor Internship

If you have a desire to serve your church while growing in your faith, check out the Campus Ministry Anchor Internship. Students learn to lead in various capacities, including sacramental preparation and Catechesis, small groups including Bible studies, Hispanic/Latino ministry, and more. 

Faith Sharing Groups

Many students love to participate in one of our formal faith sharing groups on campus. Groups offer weekly or monthly meetings or check-ins, which give students a chance to connect with others who share their interests. Groups also provide a regular opportunity to check in with other students who care about them. 

Undergraduate groups include:

Retreats and Pilgrimages 

Campus Ministry offers a large number of retreats and pilgrimages throughout the year. From the popular First Year Retreat to the Black Student Ministry First Year Retreat to the Silent Directed Retreat, you are sure to find an option that suits your own faith journey. 

Music

Get involved in music ministry through our many choirs and ensembles. You could sing in the Folk Choir at a weekly Basilica Mass, sing at the Sunday Spanish Mass in Cavanaugh Hall with Coro Primavera, or join the Totus Tuus Praish and Worship Band, among lots of other options. 


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Learn More

If you're interested in exploring your faith at Notre Dame, check out Campus Ministry and learn more about all the ways you can get involved.