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

12/01/20

Christian Service

If your son or daughter needs 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. 
  • Thursday, December 3
  • Tuesday, February 2
  • Thursday, February 25

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary


Our next school-wide Mass will be on December 8, as we celebrate the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary  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 30 by filling out this form
 
Pope Francis’ Intention for the Month of November
 
For a Life of Prayer
We pray that our personal relationship with Jesus Christ is nourished by the Word of God and a life of prayer.

Advent 2020
 
During Advent, we not only prepare ourselves to celebrate the birth of Jesus, but we also check-in to see if we are doing all the things that will keep us ready to receive Jesus when he comes again. Talk to your family about how you are doing in attending to your spiritual life as a family. Recommit yourselves to praying daily, reading Scripture, and staying faithful to God’s commandments. Pray together that through this Advent season, your family will be more prepared to receive Jesus when he comes again. (Loyola Press, 2020).  

God of Love,
Your son, Jesus, is your greatest gift to us.
He is a sign of your love.
Help us walk in that love during the weeks of Advent,
As we wait and prepare for his coming.
We pray in the name of Jesus, our Savior.
Amen.
Please feel free to use the following document as you bless your Advent Wreath Candles throughout the month. Upload your pictures of your wreath and tag us by using the handle @ndhs.campusministry and the hashtag #hopetobring 
 
Prayer for Christmas 

I Am There

Now God says to us
What He has already said to the earth as a whole
Through His grace-filled birth:
I am there. I am with you.
I am your life. I am your time.
I am the gloom of your daily routine. Why will you not hear it?
I weep your tears - pour yours out to me.
I am your joy.
Do not be afraid to be happy; ever since I wept, joy is the standard of living
That is really more suitable than the anxiety and grief of those who have no hope.
I am the blind alley of all your paths,
For when you no longer know how to go any farther,
Then you have reached me,
Though you are not aware of it.
I am in your anxiety, for I have shared it.
I am in the prison of your finiteness,
For my love has made me your prisoner.
I am in your death,
For today I began to die with you, because I was born,
And I have not let myself be spared any real part of this experience.
I am present in your needs;
I have suffered them and they are now transformed.
I am there.
I no longer go away from this world.
Even if you do not see me now, I am there.
My love is unconquerable.
I am there.
It is Christmas.
Light the Candles! They have more right to exist than all the darkness.
It is Christmas.
Christmas that lasts forever.
- Karl Rahner, S.J., "The Eternal Year"

Upcoming Events

List of 2 events.

  • Feb
    2

    Holy Cross Household Meeting (Seniors)

  • Feb
    25

    Holy Cross Household Meeting (Seniors)

Faculty

List of 2 items.

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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