Gonzaga Law Ministry

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 of Loyola, and mission formation events. In addition to our weekly 4:30 p.m. Eucharistic Celebration on Tuesdays, masses will also be celebrated in our Law School’s chapel on holy days of obligation during the academic calendar.

For more information, please do not hesitate to contact the Gonzaga Law’s Chaplain, Fr. Bryan Pham, S.J. (room 312 or at 509.313.5793).


Gonzaga Law Mass

Gonzaga Law Ministry offers a weekly Catholic Mass on Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m. 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. In a special way, the prayer intention at our weekly Eucharistic Celebration is always for our alums and their families—especially those dearly beloved who have passed from this world.


Connecting with Other Faith Communities 

If you are new to the area and are looking to connect with other faith traditions, please contact the Chaplain’s Office for more information. Fr. Pham has contacts with different faith traditions in the area, and he will be happy to help you connect.


Learn more about Fr. Pham

Fr. Bryan Pham is the Chaplain to the Law School and is an Assistant Professor of Law. He teaches Legal Methods and Jurisprudence, and he is the Supervising Attorney for the Indian Law/General Practice Clinic.

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. He received an S.T.B. from Regis College, and an M.Div. from the University of Toronto. He also received a J.D. from Seattle University School of Law, a J.C.L. from the Pontifical Gregorian University, a J.C.D. from Université Saint Paul, and a Ph.D. from the University of Ottawa.

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