Sacramental Preparation and Catechesis
The two interns who serve the Sacramental Preparation and Catechesis (SP&C) area of Campus Ministry work on a core team to invite those we serve into a profound relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church, and then walk with them as they come to know Him and build lives founded upon that relationship. We do this by journeying with students who are preparing for the Sacraments of Initiation in the Catholic Church, whether among those seeking to become Catholic Christians or those who seek to complete their initiation into the Catholic Church. Our mission: "to make God known, loved, and served, and thus save souls" (Blessed Fr. Basil Moreau, CSC) by providing an "apprenticeship with Jesus" in everything that it means to be a Catholic Christian, as the Faith is believed, lived, celebrated, and prayed. One intern serves with each of the two different ministries that facilitate this common mission: the year-long Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) process for those with little previous experience with Christianity, or our semester-long Short Course, which provides an abbreviated process of formation and preparation for those baptized Christians with solid previous experience in Christian faith and practice. Interns in this area need strong organizational and time management skills, top-notch communication, an eye for noticing how "God paints straight with crooked lines," a love for people and their stories, and a desire to bring all into deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church.
Communications and Design
The intern who serves in the role of Communications and Design will work in collaboration with the entire team of interns to ensure appropriate branding is followed for all promotional material; apparel designs; timeliness of event promotion; and brainstorm new ideas for campus wide communications.
It’s imperative that he/she understands the importance of this work within the Church. Depending on the skills and interests of the intern, they will have the opportunity to work with photography, video creation, and/or copy writing to help share the message of campus ministry. Marketing and communications experience will be preferred as well as a working knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite.
Multi-cultural Ministry is dedicated to offering retreats, Mass, prayer services and other programming to help nurture familial faith traditions and provide social experiences for students to foster healthy relationships, develop an expanded world view and enter into a human experience of the universal Church Offerings through multi-cultural ministry are open to everyone, regardless of ethnicity, class or creed.
Anchor interns working in this area of ministry can expect to develop first-year multi-cultural retreats, mentor retreat coordinators, conduct retreat follow-up, assist the Chaplains of each ministry as needed, shape student leaders, create and implement a multi-cultural ministry student, faculty and staff board, mentor Liturgical Coordinators for various Multi-cultural Masses, support the Spirituality Chair of multi-cultural student groups, network with campus partners and coordinate special projects related to feast day celebrations and special Masses.
In addition, multi-cultural interns specialize in two-fold thinking: Providing spiritual support, resources and advising to each multi-cultural group and innovatively adapt and create new programs to meet the changing needs of our students. Ideally, multi-cultural interns will focus on one branch of ministry, but will also work to shape a working ministry that brings together student groups through faith.
Compass Freshman Fellowship
Fellowship is an act that involves sharing stories, bearing witness and bringing people into a relationship with Jesus Christ. Through the Compass Freshman Formation program, we engage incoming freshman in true Christian fellowship.
This intern is in charge of developing and maintaining an overall vision for this ministry in a variety of ways. As part of their many endeavors, this intern focuses on the formation of student leaders, oversees and executes ministry programming and assist in the ongoing assessment on the Compass Small group program by creating new ways to engage our sophomore and freshman community in an active life of faith.
This intern has the task of working to enliven the faith life of the Notre Dame campus in new and innovative ways. This growing ministry works to identify the needs of campus by listening to the voice of students and using their input to create and coordinate Outreach Events for the campus community. In this, it aims to respond to the concerns of campus as well as aid students in addressing faith concerns on a universal level.
To enliven the faith life of campus, we are aware that we can not do this alone, so a big emphasis is placed upon building networks of support and collaboration on behalf of our students. To do this, this intern also seeks to build relationships with relevant campus partners, departments, offices, residence halls and student organizations. In building these relationships, we are able to build bridges between campus networks that allow God to work in new ways
The intern who works with Bible studies will work to ensure the ongoing growth of a dynamic small group Bible study ministry that meets the needs of our campus community. In collaboration with a core team, the intern will plan monthly "Upper Room" formation and fellowship evenings for our Bible study leaders, mentor leaders one-on-one, and lead his/her own study. Coordination of and attendance at an annual SEEK/Student Leadership Summit experience will also be a part of this intern's ministry. He/she needs strong organizational and time management skills, top-notch communication, and above all have a desire to bring students into deeper relationship with Jesus Christ as a part of his/her ministry.
In Campus Ministry, we believe that students’ participation in the liturgical life of the hall communities serves many purposes: first and foremost, to draw closer to God and to God’s will for each of our lives. We pray together at Mass and at other times because it draws the community closer together into the Body of Christ. Additionally, we believe students have much to offer the wider Church in the world upon graduation if they have been formed and fed with great prayer while at Notre Dame!
The Anchor Intern for Liturgy will be able to work with liturgical, spiritual, and music commissioners all over campus to strengthen and deepen the worship experiences of our 30 undergraduate residence halls. Strong experience in hall liturgical life is preferred, as is an ability and willingness to work with the Newman Hymnal repertoire in preparing for Mass.
This intern will spend time getting to know commissioners and communities as well as the worship needs and environments of the halls, and helping students from different halls help each other. Additionally, the intern assists the AD - Liturgy and a team of students to lead the Liturgical Leadership Formation Retreat in August. This retreat offers spiritual formation and practical skills training for Liturgical and Music Leaders in the residence halls as they begin the year together in community.
Retreats and Pilgrimages
- First Year Retreat
- Senior Retreat
- Fall / Spring / Summer Pilgrimages
- "Seminage" (seminar / pilgrimage) collaboration with the Center for Social Concerns