Cross in Basilica


Faith & Service

Home Football Weekend Mass

Notre Dame invites everyone to join in the celebration of the Holy Eucharist while on campus. Mass is celebrated at various locations and times throughout the home game weekend.


Saturday: Game Day


2:30 and 3:30 p.m. kickoffs - 

  • 30 minutes after the game at:

    • Basilica of the Sacred Heart*
    • DeBartolo Performing Arts Center* 
    • Residence halls: Alumni, Dillon (no Mass Oct. 13), Keough (no Mass Oct. 13), Ryan, Siegfried, and Sorin 

*Please Note: Should the game end after 8:30 p.m., post-game Mass will be canceled in the Basilica and DeBartolo.

7:30 p.m. kickoffs -

  • 4:00 p.m.
    • Basilica of the Sacred Heart  
    • Residence halls: Alumni, Dillon, Keough, Ryan, Siegfried, and Sorin 
  • 4:30 p.m.
    • DeBartolo Performing Arts Center


  • Sacred Heart Parish Center Crypt at 6:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and 11:00 a.m. 
  • Basilica of the Sacred Heart at 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., and 11:45 a.m.


All are also welcome to pray the rosary at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart each home game Saturday:

10:30 a.m. for 2:30 p.m. kickoff

11:30 a.m. for 3:30 p.m. kickoff

2:30 p.m. for 7:30 p.m. kickoff

A specific intention will be prayed before each game. Rosary Devotions daily at 6:45 p.m. year-round at the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes.

Complete Weekly Mass Schedules are available at Notre Dame Campus Ministry.

The Grotto

Grotto In Spring 2

This is Our Lady’s University—Notre Dame. You’re invited to join in our devotional prayer at the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes. Of course, you can come and pray, reflect, and light a candle anytime day or night in this beautiful setting.


Sacrament of Reconciliation

The schedule for confessions are as follows:

Monday to Friday:

  • Basilica of the Sacred Heart from 11-11:30 a.m. and 4:45-5:15 p.m.

Monday to Thursday:

  • Basilica of the Sacred Heart at 7:00 p.m.


  • Sacred Heart Crypt from 10-11:00 a.m 


We celebrate Vespers every Sunday evening in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at 7:15 p.m. throughout the academic year. All are welcome to attend.

Hesburgh Library and reflecting pool

The Word of Life Mural

Often referred to as Touchdown Jesus, the Hesburgh Library Word of Life Mural facing Notre Dame Stadium was designed to honor Jesus as Christ the Teacher in the company of saints and scholars throughout the ages. The mural represents the introduction to the Gospel of John:

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." 

The campus and its buildings have many spiritually important statues and other pieces of art, plus places and spaces witnessing to Notre Dame's faith tradition, where visitors can take time to reflect and pray in a respectful environment.