Staff Chaplains

Staff chaplains are here to accompany staff through personal, family, work or other issues. While the chaplaincy is rooted in Holy Cross and Notre Dame’s Catholic tradition, it serves those of all faiths and those seeking faith. Our Staff Chaplains welcome prayer requests, opportunities for one-on-one conversations and are there particularly to provide support in times of personal hardship, illness or death of loved ones. The chaplaincy also provides opportunities for staff to gather together for support including the monthly Caregivers Support Group and the quarterly Prayer of Remembrance offered for loved ones who have died. Our full-time Staff Chaplain is Fr. Jim Backe, C.S.C. and our part-time Staff Chaplain is Fr. Tim O’Connor, C.S.C. As Fr. Jim says, “we are here to listen and walk the path beside you.”

Fr. Jim Bracke, C.S.C.
Bracke.4@nd.edu
574-631-9857

Fr. Tim O’Connor, C.S.C.
toconno9@nd.edu
574-631-3178

For more information, please visit the Staff Chaplaincy page on the Campus Ministry website.


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