Blessed Are The Streets: A South Bend Homelessness Immersion

Join Campus Ministry for a Faith + Justice immersion experience at the end of winter break, right here in South Bend. Witness and experience a day in the life of a homeless person living on the streets of our city, interwoven with experiences of prayer, Scripture, Catholic social tradition, and quiet reflection. Engage with your understanding of social justice and experience a taste of our neighbors’ lives on the streets.

2024 Details

When is the immersion?

Friday, January 12 at 2 p.m. - Sunday, January 14 at 12 p.m.

Who can attend?

This immersion experience is open to all Notre Dame, Holy Cross College, or Saint Mary’s students. Applications can be found here.

Where is the immersion?

We will sleep on campus (in an office building!) and spend all of Saturday in downtown South Bend. Students cannot return to their residence halls until the retreat is complete.

Immersion Fee:

$50 fee (financial assistance is available)



  • Becky Czarnecki, Assistant Director of Faith and Justice, +1 574-631-9738