Faith & Service

Campus Ministry

Mission

Campus Ministry at Notre Dame High School is an integral component of the school’s mission to educate the heart as well as the mind. The objective of Campus Ministry is to provide opportunities for self-reflection to students, faculty, staff and parents and to encourage growth in relationships with God and others.
Our Campus Ministry programs seek to strengthen the faith formation of the student body and to promote the development of a Christian community. All members of the Notre Dame family, regardless of faith tradition, are invited to participate in the spiritual life of the school. Our Catholic ministry recognizes and honors the diversity that exists in our faith community.

Key to Campus Ministry is the Christian Leadership Class, a Senior Religion class for students who feel the vocational call to be peer ministers. Following a model of servant leadership, the Christian Leaders organize and lead student retreats, plan liturgies and prayer services, and model Christ’s love.

News from the Campus Ministry Office

2/03/20

Ash Wednesday/Start of Lent

Our next school-wide Mass will be on February 17, 2021 at 10:10 a.m. Students will stay connected with their 5th period teacher and will watch Mass with their class. For those of you wanting to receive ashes, we invite you to connect with your local parish and find what time they are distributing ashes. You will notice that this year, parishes will be sprinkling ashes on people instead of doing a Sign of the Cross. This is a recommendation from the Bishop in order to keep everyone safe. Below is a list of parishes with their Ash Wednesday schedule. We continue to invite you to join us via our Youtube channel and pray with us as one community. 

St. Francis De Sales: https://www.sfdsparish.com/
St. Bridget of Sweden: https://www.sbos.org/
St. Elizabeth’s:: https://stelisabethchurch.org/
Cathedral of our Lady of Angels:  http://www.olacathedral.org/

Christian Service Opportunities
Youth Day 2021

This year, Youth Day 2021 will be held online for a 2-day virtual experience starting on February 19-20, 2021 from 2:30-5:30 p.m. and we want to invite all ND students to sign up to attend. Students will be given an opportunity to connect with other teens from not only Los Angeles, but the state, and the Nation, as well as hear amazing talks that will continue fostering their hearts. If your son or daughter is interested in attending, please have them email Ms. Munroe at munroe@ndhs.org, by February 12, 2021. The cost to attend is $10 per person. If your son or daughter attend both days, they will receive a total of 6 hours of Christian Service. For more information please visit https://recongress.org/youth-track  If you should have any questions, please feel free to email Ms. Alvarez at alvarez@ndhs.org .  

Full Circle Cafe

Full Circle invites all students to participate in their next cafe which will be held on February 2, 2021 from 2-3:30 p.m. The topic for this Cafe will be Global Civil Unrest and it will be moderated by Preston Pollard. Students participating in this event will be able to receive 2  hours of Christian service. If your son or daughter are interested in attending, please have them email denise@fullcircleconsultingsystems.org .
 
Amount of hours to be completed for the entire 2020-2021 school  year: 
Freshmen and Sophomores: 10 hours 
Juniors and Seniors: 15 hours

Kairos Retreat

Our senior Kairos retreat will no longer be off-campus and overnight as planned, but in order to account for social distancing and the health of our students and staff, the retreat will take place March 26-28 on campus at Notre Dame. The retreat will not be overnight. Instead, the hours will be: Friday, March 26: 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m., Saturday, March 27: 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m., Sunday, March 28: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The dates of this retreat have not changed, but the location and times have been adjusted to accommodate the health order of Los Angeles County. All senior parents should have received an email inviting them to a mandatory parent meeting. Please contact Ms. Morley at morley@ndhs.org if you have any questions.

In addition, all seniors have now had the opportunity to have attended 5 out of the 7 Holy Cross Household sessions.  We ask that all seniors wanting to attend our Kairos retreat in March attend 5 out of the 7 set meetings. We hope that by attending these meetings, we give our seniors a sense of community and an opportunity to start bonding with their senior class before attending Kairos. Below are the dates for the rest of the meetings. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Morley at morley@ndhs.org.

  • Tuesday, February 2
  • Thursday, February 25
 
Pope Francis’ Intention for the Month of February
 
Violence Against Women
We pray for women who are victims of violence, that they may be protected by society and have their sufferings considered and heeded.

Faculty

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Message from Ben and Phil CSC

Greetings friends of the NDHS theology department, 
 
It has been about two years since Brother Phil Smith and I established a website that invited women and men at Holy Cross schools and other apostolates around the world to reflect on their shared mission and spirituality.  The Voice of Moreau became a way for us to tell the story of what it means to be Holy Cross and to share our experiences, insights and hopes in ministry and community.  During this time, we have reached out through postcards, letters, emails - we even made little paper crosses for all of the students at our high schools! - and now we are excited to present to you a couple of new resources on the website that we simply offer as a way to more fully sound forth this powerful spiritual tradition:

  • Daily Gospel Reflections for Students  - These are generally three to five-minute videos that include the reading of the Gospel for the day and a brief reflection that is intended to help nourish the budding faith of high school-aged students, but could be a way for anyone to deepen their faith and sense of vocation. 

  • Monthly Newsletter for Teachers - Called, "The Work of Resurrection," this monthly publication aims to develop certain themes and topics that are relevant for classroom teachers and includes our own sharing about our experiences of trying to live out the mission amidst the busyness of the school day.  

Basically, we want to share with you in as many ways as possible this rich legacy that has meant so much in our lives and which we feel is an excellent instrument for the building up of a world that seems so battered by crisis and division at this time.  Peace be with you all and know that we are grateful for your companionship on this shared journey of resurrection.
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