Faith & Service

Retreats

Freshman Friendship, Resilience & Holy Cross Heritage Retreat

Led by senior members of the Christian Leadership Class and Faculty Volunteers this is a fun-filled day that gives students the opportunity to self-reflect, form new friendships, set goals for the upcoming year, and pray with fellow students. This retreat will give students an understanding of our Holy Cross Heritage and challenge them to take ownership of their high school journey. Transitioning from junior high school into high school can be an overwhelming process. This retreat gives freshmen the space and time to nurture their heart as well as their minds.

There are a total of three retreat days. The retreat takes place during the regular course of the school day. Attendees are determined alphabetically by last name. Buses depart the ND campus at 7:45 a.m. and return by 3:00 p.m. This retreat is mandatory of all Freshmen students, so teachers understand students will miss class for this day. Students do not need to bring anything with them, as all food and supplies will be provided. If a student has a special dietary need, please inform the CM Office. Students may wear appropriate non-uniform dress.

The Freshmen Retreat dates are determined alphabetically by last names. Permission slips and informational letters will be distributed to students in their Religious Studies classes during December. 

Dates: Each student’s retreat date is pre-determined, according to their religion class.
November 6/7 and 13/14, 2019

Venue: Holy Spirit Retreat Center; 4316 Lanai Road; Encino, CA

Check in by 7:30 a.m. at the Woodman Parking Lot
Departure: 7:45 a.m. from ND campus in bus
Return: 3:00 p.m. to ND campus in bus

Cost: None

Dress: Free dress, in accordance with the guidelines outline in the School Handbook

*All food and supplies are provided. If there is a dietary restriction, please contact CM Office.


Sophomore Respect, Responsibility, & Empowerment Retreat

This single-sex retreat is specifically tailored for sophomores and enables students to evaluate an array of moral decisions relevant to being a teenager while connecting to the responsibility of living a Christian lifestyle. Boys and girls are separated so that they may have a safe place in which to reflect upon issues that are specific to their adolescent experience. Parents are invited and encouraged to discuss this retreat with their child(ren).

There are a total of four retreat days. The retreat takes place during the regular course of the school day. Attendees are determined alphabetically by last name. Buses depart ND campus at 7:45 a.m. and return by 3:00 p.m. This retreat is mandatory for all sophomore students, so teachers understand students will miss class for this day. Students do not need to bring anything with them, as all food and supplies will be provided. If a student has a special dietary need, please inform the CM Office. Students may wear appropriate free dress.

Dates: Each student’s retreat date is pre-determined, alphabetically by last name.
Girls Retreat Dates: February 11-12
Boys Retreat Dates: February 13-14

Venue: Holy Spirit Retreat Center; 4316 Lanai Road; Encino, CA
 


Check in by 7:30 a.m. at the Woodman Parking Lot
Departure: 7:45 a.m. from ND campus in bus
 
Return: 3:00 p.m. to ND campus in bus

 

Cost: None

Dress: Free dress, in accordance with the guidelines outlined in the School Handbook
 
*All food and supplies are provided. If there is a dietary restriction, please contact CM Office 




Junior Retreat - L.A. Immersion Experience

The Notre Dame Immersion Program is the spiritual encounter offered to juniors; it is a three-day retreat experience that revolves around Christian service. There will be six Junior Immersions this school year and next Summer that are available to members of the Junior Class (Class of 2021):

Summer Immersion Experience II
July 24-26, 2019

Fall I Immersion

September 18-20, 2019

Fall II Immersion

October 23-25, 2019

Thanksgiving Immersion
November 13-15, 2019

Winter Immersion
February 12-14, 2020

Easter Immersion

April 15-17, 2020

Summer Immersion Experience I
June 17-19, 2020

Students live in community, share in prayer and fellowship, and engage in person-to-person service with diverse members of the larger community who are in need. The cost of this voluntary retreat is $200 for the 2019-20 school year. For more information, contact Hayley Murphy, Director of Immersion at murphy@ndhs.org.


Kairos Retreats

Kairos is a four-day, three-night spiritual encounter for senior students that enables them to grow closer to themselves, others and God. All retreats are held at Mater Dolorosa Passionist Retreat Center in Sierra Madre.

Our last Kairos for the 2019-2020 school year takes place January 14-17. If your child missed the other opportunities, we still have room. We ask that you contact Ms. Morley at morley@ndhs.org, as soon as possible. We have also sent out the request form to our juniors, and we ask that you please sit down with them and select a date that works for both you and your child. We have added a summer date, in order to accommodate more students, while on vacation. 

Our summer dates are the following:
  • June 25-28, 2019
  • July 9-12, 2019
  • July 30-August 2, 2019
  • September 3-6, 2019
  • October 1-4, 2019
  • January 14-17, 2020
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