The Notre Dame Faculty Chaplaincy is a ministry that emerges from Holy Cross and Notre Dame’s Catholic tradition and serves all faculty regardless of religious affiliation or no religious affiliation. The emphasis on community at Notre Dame means that all are welcome. Important to community life and human flourishing are pastoral and spiritual support. Through pastoral availability, a variety of spiritual programming and opportunities for service, connecting people through conversation and social gatherings, support groups, the sacraments, and more, the Faculty Chaplaincy supports a diverse faculty in a demanding academic environment. While there is new and on-going programming available each year to meet the diverse interest and needs of the faculty, the Faculty Chaplain is always receptive to new initiatives and requests.
For pastoral needs (death of loved one, illness, spiritual, faith or other concerns) or to offer suggestions, please contact Fr. Frank Murphy, C.S.C., Faculty Chaplain, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 574-631-5242.
Faculty/Staff Grief Support Group
If you are a Faculty or Staff member who has experienced the death of a loved one--a child, a parent, a spouse, a friend, a colleague, or other loved one, you are welcome to join this group. Grief affects us in many ways, and we all grieve differently. Many people find understanding and healing through sharing their journey with others who have experienced the loss of a loved one. This group is confidential and non-denominational, and all Faculty and Staff are welcome. It is an ongoing group that you join when you need it and move on when you feel ready. The group meets monthly on the third Tuesday of the month from 12 noon - 1pm in room 301 of Coleman-Morse (3rd floor across from the elevator and south stairwell). The dates for the fall semester are listed below.
Faculty/Staff Caregivers Support Group
If you are a Faculty or Staff member who is currently caring for an aging parent, a spouse, or a child with special needs, you are welcome to join the Caregivers Support Group. This group can offer the opportunity to connect with others, share struggles and information about resources in the community, and listen to how others deal with their situations. The group is confidential and all Faculty and Staff are welcome. The group meets monthly on the third Wednesday of the month from 12:30pm-1:30pm in room 301 of Coleman-Morse (3rd floor across from the elevator and south stairwell). The dates for the fall semester are listed below.
Faculty Happy Hours
Join faculty from across campus, meet someone new from another department, share ideas, and relax with colleagues. Bring friends from your department with you. All faculty are welcome, along with their spouses and partners. Appetizers and non-alcoholic beverages are also available.