The Notre Dame Faculty Chaplaincy is a ministry that emerges from Holy Cross and Notre Dame’s Catholic tradition and serves all faculty regardless of religious affiliation or no religious affiliation. The emphasis on community at Notre Dame means that all are welcome. Important to community life and human flourishing are pastoral and spiritual support. Through pastoral availability, a variety of spiritual programming and opportunities for service, connecting people through conversation and social gatherings, support groups, the sacraments, and more, the Faculty Chaplaincy supports a diverse faculty in a demanding academic environment. While there is new and on-going programming available each year to meet the diverse interest and needs of the faculty, the Faculty Chaplain is always receptive to new initiatives and requests.
For pastoral needs (death of loved one, illness, spiritual, faith or other concerns) or to offer suggestions, please contact Fr. Frank Murphy, C.S.C., Faculty Chaplain, at email@example.com or 574-631-5242.
Holy Cross priests who teach and work at Notre Dame are also part of the chaplaincy team. They, too, are available to faculty. For conversations about the intersection of disciplines, the nature of our Catholic mission and intellectual tradition, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, or simply a sincere listening ear, please feel free to reach out to any of the following:
A dedicated list of spiritual directors is available to faculty. It includes women, men, lay, religious, and priests.
Spiritual direction is the practice of entering into a conversation with an experienced guide with whom you can discuss your spiritual journey, relationship with God, prayer, and the integration of faith and life. It can help you become more aware of God’s presence and invitation. If you have a desire for a deeper relationship with God, want to develop your prayer life, discern a decision or direction in life, or if you are simply looking for guidance in your faith life, no matter where you are on your spiritual journey, spiritual direction may be for you. Spiritual direction is open to all faculty regardless of church affiliation. Click on the link below to see the list of spiritual directors available to you on campus, and a few off campus. For assistance in finding a spiritual director, or for any questions, please contact Fr. Frank Murphy, C.S.C. at firstname.lastname@example.org or 574-631-5242.