Univeristy Staff chaplains serve all members of the Notre Dame staff. The chaplains are confidential, friendly and experienced spiritual companions who honor Notre Dame's Catholic and Holy Cross traditions by serving people of all faiths and spiritual seekers from all traditions and backgrounds.

The chaplains offer opportunities for confidential conversation, prayer, personal or group reflection, group meetings and, of course, listening hearts when you need that most, especially in times of personal struggle, illness or loss. We are here for you!

Questions, doubts and urgent needs are our "stock in trade." Take a chance on us. Stop us when you see us, email one of us individually, or call 1-9857. We are eager to respond and will do so promptly.

Ash Wednesday Opportunities

February 14 may be Valentine's Day, but more importantly, it is also Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. For Mass times at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, click here. The schedule for other Masses on campus is as follows:

  • 8:00 a.m.   -  Stinson Remick
  • 8:00 a.m.   -  Fischer Grad
  • 12:05 p.m. -  Stayer
  • 12:20 p.m. -  Jenkins Nanovic
  • 12:30 p.m. -  Malloy Hall
  • 5:05 p.m.   -  Law School

In addition to Catholic Masses celebrated in many places and departments around campus on that day, we will also offer multiple opportunities for Catholics and Christians of all denominations to participate in a brief (10 minutes or less) service to mark the beginning of Lent and to receive ashes. The Staff Chaplains and/or a Campus Minister will conduct these services in the places and times listed below:

  • 8:00 a.m.      -    St. Michael's Laundry, Break Room
  • 8:00 a.m.      -    LaFortune Student Center, near the Huddle
  • 8:25 a.m.      -    Center for Culinary Excellence (CCE), Staff Break Room
  • 8:30 a.m.      -    Duncan Student Center, South End (toward Legends)
  • 8:50 a.m.      -    Wellness Center, New Break Room
  • 9:10 a.m.       -    OIT, 2nd Floor Break Room
  • 9:30 a.m.      -    South Dining Hall, Lobby
  • 9:35 a.m.      -    North Dining Hall, North End Round Table Room
  • 10:00 a.m.   -    Hesburgh Library, South Concourse near Au Bon Pain
  • 10:00 a.m.   -    Morris Inn, Lobby Southwest Corner
  • 10:30 a.m.   -    Grace Hall, 1st Floor (de Grasta)
  • 10:30 a.m.   -    Bookstore, Foyer/Lobby
  • 10:50 a.m.   -    University Health Center St. Liam Hall, Room 224
  • 1:00 p.m.      -    College of Arts and Letters, O'Shaughnessy Great Hall
  • 10:15 p.m.    -    Malloy Hall, Chapel

Everyone is welcome to come to a location near you; that is, to any place or time listed below that works with your schedule. For all afternoon and night shift staff, University supervisors understand that you may elect to attend the 7 p.m. or 9 p.m. Mass at the Basilica or come to Malloy Hall Chapel at 10:15 p.m. for the short service.

Opportunities Available for Staff

Grief Support Group

If you are a faculty or staff member who has experienced the death of a loved one--a child, a parent, a spouse, a friend, a colleague, or other loved one, you are welcome to join this group. 

Grief affects us in many ways, and we all grieve differently. Many people find understanding and healing through sharing their journey with others who have experienced the loss of a loved one.

This group is confidential, non-denominational, and all faculty and staff are welcome. It is an on-going group that you join when you need it and move on when you feel ready to.

The Grief Group meets monthly on the third Tuesday of the month from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in room 301 of Coleman-Morse (3rd floor across from the elevator and south stairwell). Fr. Frank Murphy, C.S.C., Faculty Chaplain, is the convenor.

Caregivers Support Group

If you are a faculty or staff member who is currently caring for an aging parent, a spouse, or a child with special needs, you are welcome to join the Caregivers Support Group. This group can offer the opportunity to connect with others, share struggles and information about resources in the community, and listen to how others deal with their situations. The group is confidential, non-denominational and all faculty and staff are welcome.

The Caregivers Group meets monthly on the third Wednesday of the month from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in room 301 of Coleman-Morse (3rd floor across from the elevator and south stairwell). Fr. Frank Murphy, C.S.C., Faculty Chaplain, is the convenor.

Staff Prayer Line

Our Staff Chaplains invite you to submit prayer requests that you may have to our prayer line. Staff of all faith traditions are welcome to make a prayer request. Prayer can be a path to finding peace, courage, and strength, especially in times of uncertainty and challenge. All prayer requests are confidential and only accessible to our Staff Chaplains.

Submit a prayer request

For questions or to seek assistance, contact

Sr. Andrea Lee, IHM
Staff Chaplain

Fr. Michael Mathews, C.S.C.
Assistant Staff Chaplain

Fr. Tim O’Connor, C.S.C.
Assistant Staff Chaplain