Sacred Heart Parish Center


Sacred Heart Parish Center, located on St Joseph's Lake on the campus of the University of Notre Dame, is a building steeped in tradition. Built in 1919 as the college seminary for the Congregation of the Holy Cross, this building housed generations of the Holy Cross, priests who were influential in the lives of many families. The building reverted to a graduate residence in the late seventies and was then taken over 1992 by Sacred Heart Parish. 
The hall, then known as "St Joseph Hall", was renovated and became "Sacred Heart Parish Center". In addition to a beautiful chapel, The Center also offers dining facilities that can accommodate up to 200 people, a large meeting room that can be divided into two rooms, six small meeting rooms, and a nursery (see pictures). The Parish opens these rooms to groups wishing to hold receptions, meetings, etc. We do not supply catering services - meals are left up to the groups staying at the hall. Notre Dame catering is preferred for those groups needs catering services. Arrangements may be made with the manager for those groups requesting an outside caterer. We are not equipped to do personal retreats. Visitors must be affiliated with a function at Notre Dame while undergraduate and graduates who have guests visting them must be related.
The building has fifty-eight dorm style bedrooms on three floors - there is no elevator. These bedrooms have from two to five beds with sinks in each room. We have only three rooms that have their own shower. The parish opens rooms on a per bed per night basis throughout the year to visiting guests. There are men's and women's showers on each floor. We also supply the towels, linens and soap for each room. We do not have any single occupancy rooms during football games. We do have rooms for graduate students, visiting professors and for others doing research at the University for an extended stay during non-football weekends. The few rooms we have with showers are normally used for those staying for a short time. 
All Alumni Groups wishing to stay at the center must make their arrangements directly with the University Alumni Association for football weekends. Non football weekends are normally open for visits to the Campus.  We do however understand that there are times when we may refuse a persons request to stay at the Parish Center.  Each reservation is reviewed on a case by case basis.
The Center, moreover, is situated within easy walking distance to the spiritual riches of the University of Notre Dames main campus, including the Grotto and Basilica of the Sacred Heart. We are located off Douglas road next to Moreau Seminary.
 New Directions to the Parish Center (now located on Moreau Drive)

EAST (Ironwood) and SOUTH (Twyckenham). Take Douglas Road past the Twyckenham round-about to the second round-about. Follow directions to Moreau Drive (old Douglas Road). Drive west down to the Parish Center parking lot about ½ mile. (No access to SR 933 from Moreau Drive.)

WEST (SR 933). Turn on to the new Douglas Road at the traffic light by the Toll Road entrance.  Proceed east about 400 yards to the first thru street going south (orange sign on right). Make a right turn (south) and continue past Ave Maria PressMake a right turn on to Moreau Drive, then a left turn into the Parish Center parking lot.

NORTH (Juniper). Go south on Juniper past the first round-about ( new Douglas Road) to the second round-about. Stay in right lane and veer right on to Moreau Drive (old Douglas Road). Continue driving west to the Parish Center parking lot on your left about 1/2 mile.

For further information please contact:
Christina Maciejczyk 574-631-9436. or by email at
or Paul Eddy 574-631-7512, or by e-mail at