Prayer from Around the World

Prayer and celebration of faith takes on various forms and expressions. Campus Ministry provides a home for different cultures, christian denominations, and faith traditions to express the richness of each person's faith life.  The two ministerial components offered by Campus Ministry are multicultural and interfaith student ministry.

Multicultural Student Ministry

Outreach to, for, and with ethnic minority student groups on campus. 

Black Student Ministry

Black student first year cultural retreat offered to all incoming undergraduate students.

Black Catholic History Month
Faith - Heritage - Culture 
Black Catholic History Month is a time for the University of Notre Dame to celebrate the contributions of Black Catholics to the Roman Catholic tradition. 

Asian Student Ministry

Asian student first year cultural retreat offered to all incoming undergraduate students.

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.  Graduate and Undergraduate students are welcome. 

Latino Student Ministry

Latino student first year cultural retreat offered to all incoming undergraduate students.

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.

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.

Virgen De Guadalupe
Is a Catholic title of the Blessed Virgin Mary associated with a series of five Marian apparitions in December 1531, and a venerated image on a cloak enshrined within the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City.  Celebration takes place on December 12th.

Native American Student Ministry 

NASAND Retreat
Native American retreat offered to all undergraduate and graduate students.

Interfaith Student Ministry

Outreach to, for, and with graduate and undergraduate students from different interdenominational christian and interreligious faith traditions.

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. 

Iron Sharpens Iron

Is a community at the University of Notre Dame composed of students who come from different christian denominations.  Graduate and Undergraduate students are welcome. Learn more at


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.

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.