This is a reminder that all students are required to have turned in their Christian Service hours by April 16, 2021. Please note, due to COVID-19, all hours have been adjusted to help ensure that students are able to complete their service for the 2020-2021 school year. The amount is as follows:
Freshmen and sophomores: 10 hours
Juniors and seniors: 15 hours
Los Angeles Archdiocesan Christian Service Award Recipients
Each year, the Archdiocese Los Angeles recognizes the tremendous work of seniors from all of our high schools, including Notre Dame. We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate our three recipients of this award: Madeline Stein, Isabella Lea Ramirez, and Kenneth Mazariegos, who throughout their four years have demonstrated and have gone above and beyond to be people of service. They will be acknowledged on March 16, 2021, at the annual Christian Service Award Mass, which will be held at Our Lady of Angels Cathedral.
Our last Immersion will take place on March 9-12, 2021. We want to take this moment to thank all who have donated to all of our drives throughout the year. So far, we have donated to the following organizations: Fishes and Loaves II, Hope of the Valley, Crete Academy, and Brownson’s Center - Catholic Charities. For this upcoming drive, we are looking for men and women’s socks. For every donated package of socks, students may receive an hour and can receive up to 3 total hours. Donations can be dropped off at the security post starting March 1-March 11 from 8:00-2:00 p.m. If you have any questions, please email Ms. Alvarez at email@example.com or Ms. Morley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our senior retreat is happening March 26-28 (Friday - Sunday) on campus at NDHS. All parents were invited to attend a parent meeting where retreat details were explained and information was disseminated. If any senior parent missed these meetings, please reach out to Miss Morley at email@example.com.
All students must RSVP for this retreat if they would like to attend. The RSVP period closed on February 26. If your child missed the sign-up, please have them email me as soon as possible if they are still interested.
Our monthly school-wide Mass for March will take place on March 16, 2021, following your student’s 5th period class. All students must remain connected with their 5th period teacher as this is a part of the school day. We invite you to take part in our Mass either with your child or connect to our Youtube channel: ndhsministry. If you have any petitions that you would like us to pray for at this Mass, please email Ms. Alvarez at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 11, 2021
Pope Francis’ Intention for the Month of March
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Let us pray that we may experience the sacrament of reconciliation with renewed depth, to taste the infinite mercy of God.
Prayers for the Month
Gracious God, you have heard the cries of your suffering people. You have sent Jesus to us to be our Redeemer and brother. Open our eyes to see the immensity of your love for us and the wonder of what you have done for us. Give us the courage to be your hands and heart for those who are in pain. Give us the wisdom to speak out for justice and righteousness. May your will be done in us today and always. Amen.
Easter Table Prayer Blessing:
Creator God and Lord of Life, You who call forth from the darkness of death all those who love You, we rejoice, on this Easter Sunday, in the resurrection from the dead of our Lord, Jesus Christ. Visit our home and this table with Your bright blessing of peace and life. We pause in the midst of this prayer to remember all the holy dead of our family who live now in You and who await the final and glorious resurrection of the dead.
Pause for silent reflection to remember those who have died.
May they and we, because of our faith in You, our God, taste in the victory of life over death. May the Risen Christ, our Lord, and Savior, be our guest as we celebrate His resurrection with this Easter Sunday dinner. Bless those whose work to prepare this meal has truly been a work of prayer, and bless all of us who shall share it with Easter love and joy. May You, then, bless this table and this food, and each of us in Your holy name. Amen.
- Edward Hays, "Prayers for the Domestic Church: A Handbook for Worship in the Home"
On behalf of Campus Ministry, we want to wish all of you a Happy and Blessed Easter. We also join in prayer with our Jewish brothers and sisters who will be celebrating Passover at the end of the month. May the Almighty be with all of you during these Holy times.