Gonzaga Law Ministry

Read Fr. Pham's message about COVID-19 

Wherever you are on your faith journey, the Chaplain’s Office at Gonzaga School of Law and the Office of Mission and Ministry at Gonzaga University are here to help you explore who you are, strengthen your relationship with God, and grow into the person you are destined to become.
Our concern for the dignity of every human person as God's cherished child compels us to accompany everyone to discover the deepest longing in their lives.

As a Catholic Jesuit institution, we are dedicated to promoting the spiritual growth and faith formation of our students so that they, in addition to becoming outstanding practitioners of the law, also will become agents of transformation for a more just and equitable world—thus, living the motto of Jesuit formation: to become men and women for and with others!

The Chaplain’s Office provides pastoral and spiritual support for the Gonzaga Law Community through pastoral counseling, spiritual accompaniment, sacramental preparation, Catholic eucharistic celebration in the Chapel of St. Ignatius, and mission formation events. In addition to our weekly 12:15pm eucharistic celebration on Tuesdays, masses will also be celebrated in our Law School’s chapel on holidays of obligation during the academic calendar.

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact the Law School’s Chaplain, Fr. Bryan Pham, S.J. Law School, Room 129 or at 509.313.5793


Gonzaga Law Mass

Gonzaga Law Ministry offers a weekly Catholic Mass on Tuesdays at 12:15pm during the academic year in the Chapel on the 3rd floor of the law school (next to Room 305). Everyone is welcome! If you have special intentions for prayer, please forward them to Fr. Pham.


Learn more about Fr. Pham

Fr. Bryan Pham joined the Gonzaga Law community in August 2019 to minister as school Chaplain. Fr. Pham also serves as a Staff/Supervising Attorney in the Indian Law/General Practice Clinic, teaches Bankruptcy Law every other semester, and is an affiliated scholar with the Center for Law, Ethics & Commerce.

Ordained in 2004, Fr. Pham is a Jesuit priest of the USA-West Province of the Society of Jesus. He did his undergraduate studies at Gonzaga University and received an S.T.B. and an M.Div. from Regis College and the University of Toronto. He subsequently received a J.D. from Seattle University School of Law, a J.C.L. from the Pontifical Gregorian University, a J.C.D. from Saint Paul University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Ottawa. Before coming to Gonzaga, Fr. Pham taught theology and Canon Law at Loyola Marymount University, and he practiced immigration law at the Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic and was Chaplain at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.

An active member of the Washington State Bar Association and the Canon Law Society of America, Fr. Pham also serves on the Board of Trustees of Gonzaga University, the Board of Directors of Gonzaga Preparatory, a Judge and a Defender of the Bond with the Metropolitan Marriage Tribunal in the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, and he represents the Jesuits on the Jesuit Committee for Investment Responsibility.

Fr. Pham


Student Resources

Gonzaga University Office of Mission & Ministry