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

11/02/20

Immersion Retreat

We want to thank everyone who has been helping us with our various drives. Without your help, we cannot provide our students with this unique retreat experience. Our next Immersion will occur on November 18-20, and we will be having a snack drive for our care packages that we will be donating to Loaves and Fishes, which provides emergency food to local people in need. This month, we ask for sealed single-serving snacks: chips, granola bars, single-serving cheez-its, etc. We will be collecting snacks starting November 9-19, 2020, at the security gate at the school’s Woodman entrance.  If your child still wants to attend Immersion this year, we have a few slots open for our retreat in February. Please have your child email Ms. Morley, at morley@ndhs.org or Ms. Alvarez at alvarez@ndhs.org. The cost to attend is $50 and is added to your school account.

Christian Service

If your son or daughter is in need of completing service hours, please have them check their Canvas. Under the Christian Service/Campus Ministry section, there is a list of approved non-profits. Should they have any questions, please have your child contact Mr. Brown at christianservice@ndhs.org

Amount of hours to be completed for the entire year: 
Freshmen and Sophomores: 10 hours 
Juniors and Seniors: 15 hours

Kairos Retreat

All seniors have now had the opportunity to have attended 3 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, November 10
  • Thursday, December 3
  • Tuesday, February 2
  • Thursday, February 25
Thanksgiving Mass

Our next school-wide Mass will be on November 24, 2020.  Our Mass will be live-streamed at the end of 5th-period classes at 9:55 a.m. We expect all of our students to be respectful and fully participate in the Mass as if we were present on campus. You can join us in our celebration by watching our live-stream via our Youtube Channel: NDHS Ministry. We invite you to join in with your students, and if you have any petitions that you would like for us to include in our Mass, please submit them by November 18 by filling out this form
 
Pope Francis’ Intention for the Month of November

Artificial Intelligence
We pray that the progress of robotics and artificial intelligence may always serve humankind.

Upcoming Events

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  • Dec
    3

    Holy Cross Household Meeting (Seniors)

  • Feb
    2

    Holy Cross Household Meeting (Seniors)

  • Feb
    25

    Holy Cross Household Meeting (Seniors)

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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