Campus Ministry: About Us
In whatever way God comes to us, God must always be welcome.
St. Julie Billiart
St. Julie's perspective inspires the Notre Dame of today to recognize goodness in the relationships and experiences that shape learning for life. Emerging from this Catholic legacy, Notre Dame's commitment to spirituality, service and justice is integrated throughout the learning community.
Campus Ministry begins with invitation--an invitation to welcome God in your neighbor and yourself. In comprehensive programs of liturgy and community service learning, retreats and justice immersions, social justice campaigns and ongoing spiritual development opportunities, Campus Ministry encourages students to participate in the growth of their own hearts, heads and hands.
Students can find the right experience to celebrate and challenge their faith: preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation, serving as a liturgical or retreat minister, or even discussing the religions of the world. And when connecting classroom concepts with experiences of service and justice, students understand that what they learn enables them to become powerful voices for change.
Campus Ministers partner with teams of student leaders and the Notre Dame faculty as well as the Diocese of San Jose, local faith communities, and many non-profit organizations to build a network for learning, seeking, advocating and leading. We create space for reflection and prayer, cultivate relationships in the campus, neighborhood, and global communities, foster dialogue on issues that challenge us, and empower student leaders to become compassionate ministers and advocates.