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 two-year graduate service program preparing new leaders in faith formation who earn an M.A. in Theology while serving Echo partner dioceses around the country as apprentice catechetical leaders in parishes and as theology teachers in Catholic high schools.
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.