The Church of Notre Dame's Mission

To invite all people to encounter Christ and inspire them to become saints.

Notre Dame Staff-7_adj


Welcome to the Church of Notre Dame! As our name reflects, we are a parish community dedicated to Notre Dame, which is French for “Our Lady.” The Blessed Virgin Mary’s greatest joy was to lead others to her son, Jesus, and prompt all to “do whatever he tells you” (John 2:5).

Our history as a community of faith along the Chippewa River began in 1856. Built by Father Charles F.X. Goldsmith in 1870, Notre Dame Church still stands today as a beacon of faith overlooking the river and downtown Chippewa Falls.

Notre Dame has been blessed with a rich history, tradition, and a deep faith we are eager to share. Whether you are a practicing Catholic looking to join a parish, a non-Catholic interested in learning more about the faith, or a baptized Catholic who has been away from the Church for awhile — you are always welcome at Notre Dame! Feel free to reach out to me, the pastor, or stop by the parish office.

May God bless you!

Father Jesse Burish


Donating to the 2020-2021 Diocesan Annual Appeal is simple when paying online through the Diocesan website. Make sure to check Designation: 2020 (440) Notre Dame Parish, Chippewa Falls.