Need to Talk

NEED TO TALK? (Lenten Series)

Are you looking for ways to deepen your spiritual life this Lenten season? Have you felt a desire to learn how to pray? Are you questioning your faith? Have you been unable to let go of something from your past? Do you have questions about important areas such as family, friends, or your vocation?  Campus Ministry is here to listen, offer guidance, and share the wisdom and hope our faith provides. Throughout Lent, Campus Ministers, lay and ordained, will be available Mon.-Thurs. from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in 113 Coleman-Morse (across from the marble ball). No appointment necessary.

For more information, contact Tami Schmitz Associate Director for Pastoral Care at



Spiritual Direction is a conversation with an experienced spiritual guide about one’s spiritual journey, relationship with God, prayer, and the integration of one’s faith and life.  It helps you become more aware of God’s presence and invitation in your life.  If you have a desire for deeper relationship with God, want to develop your prayer life, discern a decision, explore a vocational call, or are simply looking for guidance in your faith life or spiritual journey no matter where you are on that journey, spiritual direction may be for you.  Spiritual direction sessions normally last an hour and meet every three to four weeks. But length and frequency are determined by you and your spiritual director.

Spiritual Direction is open to all students, faculty, and staff regardless of church affiliation or faith tradition.  For assistance in finding a spiritual director or for any questions, please contact Fr. Frank Murphy, C.S.C. at or 574-631-5242.

2017-2018 Spiritual Directors List


The death of a family member or friend is a life altering event that each person responds to in his or her own way. Many have found healing and understanding through discussing their journey with others.

Campus Ministry provides resources for undergraduate and graduate students who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or significant other and are now ready to enter into the grieving process. All grief support is confidential.

If you are looking for someone to talk to about the loss of a loved one, are interested in joining a group of peers for support and sharing about your loss, or you have any questions, please feel free to contact Fr. Frank Murphy, C.S.C., at or 574-631-5242.

Reflections for Grief and Loss

The following document was written to help members of the Notre Dame community gather in groups to talk, think and pray about loss in a time of tragedy. Please feel free to use only the parts that are helpful to you.

Reflection in a Time of Grief and Loss