Staff Chaplaincy

Staff chaplains are here 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.  Our Staff Chaplains welcome prayer requests, opportunities for one-on-one conversations and are there particularly to provide support in times of personal hardship, illness or death of loved ones. Our full-time Staff Chaplain is Fr. Jim Backe, C.S.C. and our part-time Staff Chaplains is Fr. Tim O’Connor, C.S.C.  As Fr. Jim says, “we are here to listen and walk the path beside you.”

Fr. Jim Bracke, C.S.C.

Fr. Tim O’Connor, C.S.C.

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 your prayer requests here.


Staff Prayer:

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.