Notre Dame Prep’s Campus Ministry program fosters the development of personal and communal spirituality centered on Gospel values. All students are welcome to participate in Campus Ministry to explore, share, and grow in faith. Students plan and prepare liturgies, retreats, prayer services, and daily prayer. Through the Campus Ministry program, students lead the Notre Dame community toward ever-growing spiritual energy and expression of God’s love.
- Class retreats: All grades enjoy a class retreat each year. Retreats focus on Christian spirituality and personal growth with age-appropriate activities. For instance, freshman retreat focuses on class connections and senior retreat gathers the class for one last time to reflect on becoming “women who will transform the world” before they graduate.
- Liturgies: The entire school comes together to pray and receive Communion at liturgies, which are held before special occasions and on Holy Days. Student Campus Ministers plan and assist at all liturgies as readers and ushers. The NDP student liturgy band enlivens the celebration with liturgical music. At the annual Christmas liturgy, the NDP community welcomes back recent alumnae who celebrate with former teachers and younger friends. Another special liturgy, the Senior Farewell Liturgy, honors the departing twelfth graders. At the Jubilarian and Foundation Day Liturgy, held during alumnae weekend, the community celebrates and blesses 50-year alumnae celebrants.
- Prayer Services: Regular prayer services, such as during Advent and Lent, bring together the community for purposeful reflection. Each Ash Wednesday, for instance, the school comes together to prepare for the Lenten season. Students and faculty give ashes to each other symbolizing a shared faith.
- Daily Prayer – Students share daily prayer with the entire school community each morning to center the school day on our Christian faith and Gospel values.