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

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

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

University of Notre Dame

352 Dillon Hall

Notre Dame, IN 46556

(574) 631-3761 (Campus Ministry)

(574) 631-1601 (ACE)


Rev. Joe Corpora, C.S.C., serves as the Assistant Director of Pastoral Care Outreach in Campus Ministry, and as the Director of University-School Partnerships in the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE).  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 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 with first generation students and economically poor students at 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.  He lives in Dillon Hall.  In 2016, Pope Francis appointed Father Joe to serve the Church as a Missionary of Mercy.