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Worship


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:

Catholic

The Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend has a list of Roman Catholic parishes.

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., South Bend
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 campus)
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 South Bend.
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 Ardea Russo.

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 department.
 

Orthodox

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.

Protestant

St Paul's Episcopal Church, 616 Lincolnway East, Mishawaka
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 Christopher Wells.

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 David Kneip.