Campus Ministry

Mission Statement

With Jesus as our role model, we strive to improve the quality of life by reaching out with a loving heart to serve our community by responding to their needs through prayer and good works.

Current Campus Ministry Updates:

  • Pray the Rosary

The Living Rosary will be prayed in the Chapel weekly during lunch.  Come share a rosary with Mary Our Mother to pray for peace in the world.

Grade 7-10 Wednesday's at 11:30 am

Grade 11-12 Thursday's at 12 noon

  • Stuff the ND Vans for Christmas

Please bring in hats, gloves, and socks for the Utica and Rome Rescue Missions.  All items should be new and brought in plastic or paper bags.  We will be collecting until December 7th.

Grades 7-9 Socks

Grades 10-12 Hats and gloves

  • Christmas Card Project

Our religion and English departments will be making cards for the Masonic and Presbyterian Nursing home residents.

In addition to our students' intellectual growth, our mission emphasizes the spiritual formation of our students. As a Catholic school, Notre Dame seeks to follow the vision of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops by

  1. Empowering our students to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today
  2. Drawing young people into responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the Catholic Church
  3. Fostering the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person

Some important elements of living our Catholic faith are:

  • A lay Campus Minister to plan service, prayer, and retreats
  • A faculty committed both to students' spiritual growth and their own
  • Chapel and campus ministry are centrally located in the school
  • Christian art and imagery throughout the classrooms and buildings
  • Daily prayer
  • Liturgical celebrations
  • Retreats
  • Advent and Lent service projects


At Notre Dame, retreats are an integral part of our Campus Ministry program.  They provide opportunities for students to grow spiritually in a Christ-centered environment.  The program encourages students to explore personal faith, build community, develop leadership skills, and spend time in prayer. Each student is required to participate in an annual retreat. 

On-Campus Prayer Services

A student liturgy committee plans several school-wide liturgies throughout the year. The entire student body, faculty, and staff participate in liturgies marking Thanksgiving, Christmas, Lent, and Easter. Seniors and their parents are invited to a graduation liturgy that celebrates and welcomes them into the alumni family.

Serving the Community

The Notre Dame service requirement requires each student to complete approximately 50 hours of community service by graduation. The goal of this program is to deepen the students’ personal development through increasing self-awareness, nurturing self-actualization and confidence, and encouraging them to be responsible.  Notre Dame students complete over 10,000 hours of community service annually.