Staff Chaplaincy

Staff chaplains are here to listen to staff's personal, family, work, or other issues. We serve all faiths and those seeking faith. Please notify us of illness or death of loved ones. 


Prayer Opportunities:

Weekly: Tuesday, 12:10-12:25 pm, 2nd Floor Flanner Chapel
Monthly: 1st Wednesday, 12:00 pm at the Jenkins-Nanovic Hall Interfaith Prayer Room. Prayers for the Nation, Campus, and Personal needs.
Prayer Chain: Let Fr. Jim or Fr. Tim know of prayer requests. 
Grotto Candle: There is a bronze candle in the back of the grotto lit 24/7 for the staff and your needs. 


Monthly Prayer of Remembrance:

*No monthly prayer on May 3

First Friday of each month, 12:15-12:45 p.m., Badin Hall Chapel.

On the first Friday of each month, all staff are invited to join together in prayer for those who are grieving the death of a loved one. 


Staff Caregivers Support Group:

First Thursday of each month, 12:00-1:00 p.m. 301 Coleman Morse 

If you are a staff member currently caring for an aging parent, a spouse, or a child with special needs, you are welcome to join the Caregivers Support Group for staff. This group can offer the opportunity to connect with others, share information and struggles, and listen to how others deal with their situations. 


Ash Distribution on Ash Wednesday 

On Wednesday, March 6, Staff Chaplains will available around campus to distribute ashes as we begin the season of Lent.  Find them at a location near you: 

9:30 a.m. Information Technology Center, second-floor common room
10:00 a.m. Hesburgh Library, first floor
10:30 a.m. St. Michael's Laundry 
11:00 a.m. St. Liam Hall  
1:00 p.m. Grace Hall 
2:30 p.m. North Dining Hall 
2:30 p.m. South Dining Hall 
3:00 p.m. Hammes Bookstore 


Lunch & Learn: Staff Lenten Series

All staff are invited to a series of inspirational personal stories of how faith can move one from death to new life. You’re encouraged to bring your lunch. No RSVP necessary. For more information, contact Staff Chaplain Fr. Jim Bracke, C.S.C., at

Feb. 27 – Story by Arthur Ruehle
March 13 – Story by Liz Rosencrantz
March 20 – Story by Roberta Anderson

12-1 p.m. Coleman-Morse lounge