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, alphabetically by last name.
January 29, 30 & 31, 2018

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.
Boys Retreat Dates: November 12, 13
Girls Retreat Dates: November 15, 16

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


Check in by 7:30am 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 2020):

Fall Immersion Experience
Wednesday, October 3 through Friday, October 5
Juniors (Class of 2020)

Pre-Thanksgiving Immersion Experience
Wednesday, November 7 through Friday, November 9
Juniors (Class of 2020)

Winter Immersion Experience

Wednesday, February 20 through Friday, February 22
Juniors (Class of 2020)

Easter Immersion Experience
Wednesday, April 24 through Friday, April 26
Juniors (Class of 2020)

Summer Immersion Experience I
Wednesday, June 19 through Friday, June 21
Seniors (Class of 2021)

Summer Immersion Experience II

Wednesday, July 24 through Friday, July 26
Seniors (Class of 2020)

Students live in community on the Notre Dame campus, 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 $195 for the 2018-19 school year. For more information, contact Bailey Morley, Director of Immersion at morley@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.

Registration for retreats for the Class of 2017 will begin after Easter Break. Juniors and their parents are encouraged to look at their calendars and review the dates that work best for your family. AP students and multi-sport athletes are encouraged to go during the summer months. The cost of retreat is included in tuition fees. All retreats occur from Tuesday-Friday.

Retreat dates are scheduled as follows:
  • June 26-29, 2018
  • July 31-August 3, 2018
  • September 4-7, 2018
  • October 16-19, 2018
  • January 15-18, 2019
  • March 19-22, 2019
For questions, please contact Claudia Alvarez at alvarez@ndhs.org or (818) 933-3659.
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