G T S
The Graduate Theological Society
at the University of Notre Dame
For information about the Basilica of the Sacred Heart (on
the ND campus) and for a list of non-Roman-Catholic houses of worship in the
South Bend area, see the
ND Campus Ministry website.
Here is what some members of the department say about the
places they worship:
The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend has a
list of Roman Catholic
St. Joseph, 211 N. St. Louis Blvd., South Bend
A great parish for young couples
and families (good cry
room included!). Contributed by Victor Carmona.
St. Adalbert’s, 2420 Huron St.,
A traditionally Polish parish,
but now has the largest Spanish
speaking community in the area. Two Sunday masses in Spanish,
9:30 and 1 PM. The Polish community there tends to be a bit more
traditional and there is a Polish mass celebrated once per month. They
have at least five Sunday masses, 6, 8 and 11 in English.
Basilica of the Sacred Heart (on
The Saturday 5pm Vigil, Sunday
8am, and Sunday 10am Masses
are more traditional (in hymnody and use of incense) English Novus Ordo
Masses; the Sunday 11.45am has more students and features the Folk
Choir. Also, there is a Mass celebrated according to the 1962 Missal (in
Latin) every Sunday at 8am in the Alumni Hall Chapel. Vespers is
celebrated on Sunday evenings at 7.15pm; it's traditional in style but
very ecumenical. Contributed by Wes Forman.
St. Michael the Archangel
Ukrainian Catholic Church, 712 E. Lawrence St., Mishawaka.
A small, beautiful eastern
Catholic parish in which the liturgy of St. John
Chrysostom is celebrated every Sunday with gusto, reverence, and solemnity
in English with a few Ukrainian phrases. Several students from Notre Dame
and many young families with children attend this parish, whose parishioners
are a diverse mix of backgrounds (a few Ukrainians but mostly Midwesterners
of various ancestries). After every Mass, most of the parish meets in the
social hall for a brunch supplied and cooked by volunteers. Charitable
action and volunteer work is regularly organized by the pastor and
parishioners. Contact Jordan Wales for more information.
St. John of Damascus Melkite Greek-Catholic Church, 839 Woodcliff Drive in
St. John of Damascus celebrates the Byzantine Divine Liturgy (all in
English) and communes all Catholics (Roman and Eastern)...there's a good
place for children to play while parents worship, but there isn't much going
on other than the Sunday liturgy itself. For more information contact
Church of Loretto, Saint Mary’s College. Loretto is attached to the
motherhouse of the Sisters of the Holy Cross. The church itself is set up in the
round and has beautiful mosaics. The assembly is fairly progressive and the
preaching is good. Masses are at 9:45 and 11 AM. The 9:45 has more elaborate
music and usually a larger crowd—including grad students and faculty from the
St. Elizabeth the New Martyr
Orthodox Christian Church (Orthodox
Church in America), in Chesterton, IN (It's one hour by car from SB). Byzantine rite liturgy in
English. A small parish with a
number of young families with small children. About 4 couples commute each week
from Notre Dame. Contact Joshua Lollar for more information.
St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Church (Greek Orthodox Archdiocese,
Ecumenical Patriarchate) 52455 N. Ironwood Road, South Bend, IN. The community
consists mainly of Greek families, with some Russians and converts. The
Byzantine rite Divine Liturgy in Greek and English is celebrated on Sundays and
feast days at 10 a.m. (preceded by Orthros at 9 a.m.), followed by coffee hour.
Vespers is served Saturday night at 5 p.m. During Lent, we serve the
Presanctified liturgy on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., with a lenten meal to follow.
For more information, contact Vitaly Permiakov.
St Paul's Episcopal Church, 616 Lincolnway
Ethos: evangelical preaching; catholic liturgy; theologically traditional;
welcoming; lots of "outreach" to surrounding community; a mixture of
socio-economic backgrounds; attended by a number of ND graduate students and
young families. Contributed by
St. Michael and All Angels
Episcopal Church, 53720 Ironwood Rd., South Bend
Located very close to campus, St. Michael's is a small congregation largely
composed of younger families with children; hence, there is an active youth
program and blend of traditional and contemporary music.
Contact Daniel Smith for more information (283-0142).
Living Stones Church, 718 E. Donmoyer St., South Bend.
A growing congregation on the south side of South Bend (10-12 minutes from
campus). Free-church, Protestant tradition (liturgically speaking), with its
heritage in the a cappella Churches of Christ, but now instrumental and
non-denominational. Lots of locals; not too many ND folks. Lots of
opportunities to serve, and lots of families with kids (although a growing
number of singles and married couples in their 20s and 30s). Contributed by