Mission of the McGrath Institute for Church Life
The McGrath Institute for Church Life is the heart of the University of Notre Dame's direct service to the Church. This service reaches parishes and dioceses, as well as the whole spectrum of Church leaders - bishops, clergy, religious, and laity - in the form of theological education, pastoral scholarship and research, and faith formation. The partnerships forged through this service produce synergies for pursuing the Church's mission of evangelization, while also informing the Institute about how to best channel Notre Dame's resources in response to ecclesial concerns. Within the University community, the McGrath Institute for Church Life engages students on the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as scholars of the University, in interpreting and addressing the complex realities of contemporary church life.