Staff chaplains are available to accompany staff through personal, family, work, or other issues. While the chaplaincy is rooted in Holy Cross and Notre Dame’s Catholic tradition, it serves those of all faiths and those seeking faith. Staff Chaplains welcome prayer requests, opportunities for one-on-one conversations, and are available to provide support in times of personal hardship, illness, or death of loved ones.

Staff Prayer Line

Fr. Jim Bracke, C.S.C., Staff Chaplain, invites you to submit any prayer requests that you have to our prayer line.  Staff of all faith traditions are welcome to make a 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 Fr. Jim. 

Submit a prayer request

Prayer for Staff

Lord God, grant us, as Notre Dame Staff,
patience and acceptance for ourselves,
co-workers, and work we share in as part of
The mission of serving our students. May we
Feel your love and spirit wherever we are.



Fr. Jim Bracke, C.S.C.
Staff Chaplain

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