Faith And Service


Faith & Service


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 football weekends.  

Friday Mass Times

Saturday Mass Times on Game Days

3:30 p.m. kickoffs on Sept. 10, Sept. 24, Oct. 29, and Nov. 19

  • 30 minutes after home football game

    • Basilica of the Sacred Heart
    • DeBartolo Performing Arts Center 
    • Residence halls: Alumni, Dillon, Keough, Morrissey, Ryan, Siegfried, and Sorin Halls.

7:30 p.m. kickoffs on Sept. 17 and Oct. 15

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

Sunday Mass on home football game weekends

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

Please Note: Should a game be delayed due to weather or game play and the game ends after 8:30 p.m., post-game Mass will be cancelled in the Basilica and DeBartolo. 


All are also welcome to pray the rosary at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart five hours prior to kickoff every home game Saturday. A specific intention will be prayed before each game

Complete Weekly Mass Schedules are available online

The Grotto

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 any time day or night in this beautiful setting.

  • Rosary Devotions daily at 6:45 p.m. at the Grotto. 

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 p.m.


  • Sacred Heart Crypt from 10-11 a.m 


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

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

The Word of Life Mural

Often referred to as Touchdown Jesus, the beautiful Word of Life Mural on the side of the Hesburgh Library that faces 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: 

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.