The Institute for Church Life animates the University’s direct service to the Church through outreach in theological education, research, faith formation, and leadership development.
Echo is a dynamic two-year experience of service and apprenticeship that prepares tomorrow’s leaders in faith formation. Participants in Echo have the opportunity to engage in on-going academic, professional-ministerial, communal, and spiritual formation while serving at a parish in one of our partner dioceses.
The Notre Dame Center for Liturgy (NDCL) promotes the liturgical renewal of the Church through scholarship, pastoral education, and spiritual formation. NDCL serves all those working in liturgical formation, including catechists, liturgical and music ministers, theologians, campus ministers at high schools and colleges, deacons, priests, and bishops.
Notre Dame Vision engages high school and college students, as well as professional youth and campus ministers, in a robust exploration of God's call and our response. Vision conducts summer conferences, initiatives for pastoral leadership formation, and academic endeavors for theological enrichment.
STEP offers quality theological education to pastoral ministers and other Catholics across the country. Through its online courses, STEP provides opportunities to learn from experts in theology, along with others who share the desire to understand the Catholic faith more deeply. STEP invites you to join our vibrant online community of adult Catholics.