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 email@example.com.
- 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.
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.
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"