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Campus Ministry and Service

Faithful to our Catholic heritage, the Office and Campus Ministry and Service embraces students, faculty, staff, alums and community members of all faiths and welcomes the richness that religious diversity brings.

Papal Visit 2015

During the third week of September, Pope Francis will visit New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.  This is a historic visit, one that is garnering great excitement among Catholics and non-Catholics alike, who have been inspired by his ministry.  Pope Francis has been calling upon Church teaching to speak out on urgent social issues, including poverty, the health of the environment, and the plight of refugees.

Pope Francis will bring his message of love to the triennial World Meeting of Families, which will take place in Philadelphia, the first time this meeting has been held in the United States.   The meeting is a celebration of family, community, and faith, which this time carries the theme “Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive.” The meeting will emphasize how love and the life of families impact society.

The Pope’s compelling messages about what love means through a societal lens recalls a passage from Blessed Theresa Gerhardinger’s writings: “United and content with little, we go out into the whole world” because “love cannot wait!”* As we anticipate the happy occasion of the Papal visit, we should remember that the love Pope Francis preaches is courageous, full of faith, and the root of action as well as of inspiration—the very lesson that the School Sisters of Notre Dame offer us through their history and their sponsorship of our University work today.

Marylou Yam, Ph.D.

Papal Mass in the Grass

 Prayer for Pope Francis at Peace Pole

NDMU prays for Pope Francis' Visit

On Friday, September 25th, NDMU community members gathered at the Peace Pole to pray together for Pope Francis and his visit to the United States.


MLY and student at Papal MassNDMU travels to DC for Papal Mass 

On Wednesday, September 23, President Marylou Yam and other Notre Dame community members attended the canonization Mass of Blessed Junipero Serra with Pope Francis in Washington, DC. Pictured: NDMU nursing student Elizabeth Schachterle '17 and Dr. Yam.

NDMU, We Challenge You to Take the Walk with Francis Pledge!


Our NDMU community is encouraged to complete the #WalkwithFrancis pledge linked below. All community members who submit completed pledges   to the Doyle Hall Student Life Information Desk in Doyle Hall Lobby will receive a #WalkwithFrancis band (while supplies last)!

Walk with Francis Challenge


Mission Statement

Witnessing to the Gospel values of Jesus, the Office of Campus Ministry and Service offers opportunities for cultivating the spiritual well-being of the campus community and a commitment to social justice.

By grounding the educational and social experience within a spiritual framework, the Center for Campus Ministry and Community Service fosters these primary values:

  • growth in the knowledge and living of one's faith;
  • the building of inclusive community
  • the development of leadership and service in today's world
  • service to others in order to form a just society.

Prayer Spaces

Students, faculty and staff are invited to take advantage of our prayer spaces on campus.

Marikle Chapel of the Annunciation
Theresa Hall, Second Floor
Please join us for Mass in Marikle Chapel, 8 p.m. Sundays and 12:15 p.m. weekdays

Doyle Hall Chapel
Doyle Hall, Second Floor

Interfaith Prayer Room
Meletia Hall, First Floor


Find out more about service-learning opportunities at Notre Dame, and how it can integrate with your studies.

Community Service

Community service is a vital part of campus ministry, as students volunteer on the local-urban, national and international scene.

Sexual Assault Prevention Education 

The office of campus ministry and service received a grant from the Kristen Mitchell Foundation to promote safe dating and healthy relationships on campus.

With the funds provided, a poster series portraying the many faces of Notre Dame of Maryland University was created.  Each participant finished the sentence “Violence Against Women…..”.  Posters were also created depicting statistics about dating violence. 

In addition to the poster series, a safety and self-defense workshop will be held to promote owing your space, your voice and your surroundings. 

A Take Back the Night rally will will feature speakers from TurnAround, Inc, a Baltimore City sexual assault and domestic violence agency, as well as poems, open mic and a safe walk through campus at night.

Alternative Spring Break

Each year, some Notre Dame students choose to spend their spring break serving impoverished communities in the United States. In past years, students have volunteered to build houses in those communities; they return to campus with a sense of accomplishment and new perspectives.