Faith & Service


Senior Retreat - Kairos

Kairos is a four-day retreat that focuses on encountering God through relationships with self and others.

The signup for Juniors for Kairos will be Monday, March 7 at 3:00 p.m. The link will be emailed to the students, posted on Canvas, and available on the NDHS website.  The dates for Kairos for the Class of 2023 are:  

  • May 31-June 3, 2022
  • June 21-24, 2022
  • July 12-15, 2022
  • August 2-5, 2022
  • September 6-9, 2022
  • January 10-13, 2023

Please contact Ms. Morley at with any questions regarding Kairos dates or sign-up.

Junior Retreat - L.A. Immersion Experience

Immersion is a retreat specifically geared for those in the junior class, which gives students an opportunity to better understand the Catholic missionary spirit of Blessed Father Moreau and the Congregation of Holy Cross. Father Moreau stated, "Our concern for the dignity of every human being as God’s cherished child directs our care to victims of every injury: prejudice, famine, warfare, ignorance, infidelity, abuse, a natural calamity." By fully immersing themselves in a commitment to social studies and justice activities, as well as service-learning and community engagement our students live out the mission of Holy Cross. The goal is to give students the competence to identify social issues and have the courage to take action.  Immersion is a three-day retreat experience.  Immersion is offered in both overnight and non-overnight formats (depending upon retreat availability). Students do not report to class these three days, instead, they are actively participating in educating themselves on various social justice topics that are pertinent to our Los Angeles community, as well as learning new ways to live out the love ethics of Christ in social advocacy (St. Luke 10:27).  The cost to attend this retreat will be $200, which covers transportation, materials, and meals (subject to change with prior notification). Immersion is a commitment, and only students who actively participate throughout the entire retreat will receive all of their Christian Service hours for their junior year.

Please have your child sign up by using the link below. We highly encourage students to attend over the summer, especially if your child is going to be busy over the school year with AP Exams, Sports, or any other extracurricular activities. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Presley at

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).

October 27-28, 2022

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.

Date: October 1, 2022