Campus Ministry

“I praise you, because I am wonderfully made; wonderful are your work!”
~Psalm 139:14

Overflowing with graces and blessings is an apt description of MND, its students, families and teachers. All those involved in ministry and service are privileged to proclaim God’s goodness every day!

MND expresses its strong Catholic identity in a three-faceted approach to spiritual development:

• Communion – prayer, sacraments, and parish relationships
• Contemplation – retreats
• Compassion – service to the community

Rich in Tradition
Mount Notre Dame shares the responsibility of the spiritual development of our students with their families and their parishes. The entire MND experience – academics, religious opportunities, co-curriculars and social events all reflect our Catholic heritage and our foundation in the charism of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.

Forward in Vision
Young women who are students here now will eventually take the gospel with them into the professional worlds of science, business, entrepreneurship, education, international relations and beyond. Through ministry and service, these young women have growth opportunities to become world citizens who are unabashedly faithful believers as they live out what is most good and true in the human spirit.

Rooted in Parish
A characteristic that sets MND apart from other Catholic high schools is the strong ties we maintain with our parishes. MND students come from nearly 50 parishes. Members of MND’s Worship Commission work to strengthen the relationship between MND and its parishes and encourage students to be involved in parish life.

Ways to get involved

Worship Commission
Worship Commission members celebrate their faith through prayer, fellowship, and fun! This group plans all-school Masses, Prayer Services, Celebrate Our Parishes Week, Catholic Schools Week, and much more! They also recruit morning prayer leaders and ministers for the daily Scripture & Communion services as well as organize Sunshine Girl nominations. Objectives for the year also include parish connections, after school “faith fun” activities, the coordination of instrumental & vocal leadership for our school prayer events, and the development of the school-wide annual theme based on the Hallmarks of a Notre Dame de Namur Learning Community.

Peer Ministers
Peer ministers are specially trained juniors and seniors who take an active role, in conjunction with Campus Ministry staff, in ministry to their peers. There are three main ways that this will happen:

Freshman Retreat -Peer Ministers will function as small group leaders and minister to Freshmen during their retreat experience. They may also be invited to give a witness talk.
Sophomore Days of Service and Reflection – Peer Ministers will function as small group leaders and minister to their peers during the reflection day experience. They may also be invited to give a witness talk.
Active Discipleship – The role of Peer Minister, includes being an active participant in the spiritual life of our school.  This means they have the willingness to participate in and sometimes lead prayer events, support peers as they strive to grow spiritually, and provide service to Campus Ministry where needed.  Peer ministry is a great opportunity for students to foster servant leadership potential, build community, and seek out the many ways they can serve as disciples of Christ.

Community Service
MND’s Community Service program provides students the opportunity to put their faith into action through outreach to our brothers and sisters in need.  The community service programs also helps students develop into servant-leaders, since each program is student-led.   A number of service trips and big, one-time events are also open to parent volunteers and other family members. CLICK HERE for more information.

Provide students with a space and time for spiritual growth and reflection.  They allow students to form peer to peer relationships and explore their own sense of self through the deepening of their faith.  CLICK HERE for more information.

Multicultural Ministry
We embrace the gift of diversity.  We foster a learning community where each person is accepted and celebrated for who they are —  created in God’s image and likeness and worthy of dignity and respect. Students connect with this ministry through the Multicultural Student Union.

CLICK HERE for the Campus Ministry Video we show to all shadowing students.

Campus Ministry Staff

Mrs. Jennifer Dodds Director of Campus Ministry 513.821.3044 ext. 115
Ms. Rebecca Sontag Campus Minister for Service, Justice & Peace 513. 821. 3044 ext. 139
Miss Claire Anderson Campus Minister for Retreats (Grades 11 & 12) & Service 513.821.3055 ext. 344
Miss Melissa Capella Campus Minister for Service, Justice & Peace and Retreats (Grades 9 & 10) 513.821.3055 ext. 119