Rev. Joseph V. Corpora, C.S.C.

Rev. Joseph V. Corpora, C.S.C.

Director, University-School Partnerships, Alliance for Catholic School Education (ACE); Pastoral Care, Campus Ministry; Priest-in-Residence, Baumer Hall

University of Notre Dame

444 Baumer Hall

Notre Dame, IN 46556

(574) 631-1601 (ACE)

(574) 631-3761 (Campus Ministry)


Rev. Joe Corpora, C.S.C., serves as the Director of University-School Partnerships for the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) and in Pastoral Care for Campus Ministry.  He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1976 and entered Moreau Seminary in 1977. He was ordained a priest in 1984. After serving for six years at the University of Portland, then twelve years as Pastor of St. John Vianney Parish, Goodyear, Arizona, and then seven years as Pastor of Holy Redeemer Parish, Portland, Oregon, Father Joe was assigned to the University of Notre Dame.  In ACE, Father Joe works closely with Bishops and Pastors and Superintendents to make Catholic schools available, accessible, and affordable to Latino children and families.  In Campus Ministry, he serves as chaplain to Latino students and chaplain to LGBT students.  He also meets individually with students looking for pastoral care and pastoral counselling.  He works closely with first generation students and economically poor students at Notre Dame and he lives in Baumer Hall.  In 2016, Pope Francis appointed Father Joe to serve the Church as a Missionary of Mercy.