Prayer from Around the World

Each year, Campus Ministry co-sponsors these celebrations to provide exposure to the richness of prayer throughout different cultures and faith traditions.  Everyone is welcome.

Black Ecumenical Prayer 

A series of prayer services in the African American religious tradition using music and a simple and short prayer service called Midday Prayer which is found across many denominations such as Roman Catholic, Episcopal, and Lutheran. 

Dia de Los Muertos

The authentic celebration of Dia de los Muertos, Day of the Dead, is recognized by the Catholic Church as the universal feast of All Souls’ Day on November 2. The Day of the Dead is a colorful and joyous celebration, dedicated to remembering the lives of the departed and offering prayers for those in Purgatory.  It is celebrated in Mexico and in parts of the United States.


A celebration of the Hindu New Year, Diwali is an evening of prayer, Indian food, Bollywood music and dance. It is held annually in November.

Eid Al-Adha 

We annually celebrate Eid al-Adha, also known as the Feast of Sacrifice. According to Islamic belief, Eid al-Adha serves as a reminder of when Ibrahim (Abraham) was willing to sacrifice his son to God. Eid Al-Adha is the holiest of two Muslim holidays celebrated annually, marking the yearly Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, the holiest place in Islam.

Jewish Seder

In honor of Passover, an eight day traditional Jewish celebration of the Israelites liberation from slavery in Egypt, all are invited to a traditional Seder dinner and an opportunity to learn more about the Passover celebration.

Matteo Ricci

This is a fellowship group within Notre Dame Campus Ministry seeking to grow in the likeness of Christ through friendship, study, and service and from the perspective of Chinese culture.   

Mosque Visit

The Muslim Students Association annually invites students to visit and experience the local mosque. Participants join a Friday sermon and prayer, discuss the role of a mosque and observe quiet reflection time.


Las Posadas is a novenario(an extended devotional prayer for nine days). It is celebrated chiefly in Latin America, Mexico, Guatemala, Cuba, and by Latinos in the U.S. It is typically celebrated each year between December 16 and December 24. Las Posadas commemorates the journey that Joseph and Mary made from Nazareth to Bethlehem in search of a safe refuge where Mary could give birth to the baby Jesus.