Campus Ministry

“Love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy.”
~ Thomas Merton

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 Parish Partners work to strengthen the relationship between MND and its parishes and encourage students to be involved in parish life.

Ways to get involved

Parish Partners

Parish Partners invites students to have parish pride and participate in parish life. Parish Partners sponsors Celebrate Our Parishes Days, Terrific Teachers and Angel Educator awards and breakfast, Class Sunshine Girls, Christmas gifts and other recognition for parish ministers and parishes, and an annual brunch for pastors and youth ministers.

Worship Commission

Worship Commission plans all-school Masses and Eucharistic Adoration, Leadership Prayer service, Grandparents’ Appreciation Day, Catholic Schools Week Service, and Baccalaureate Mass; Advent & Lenten Reconciliation Services; decorate for seasons of Advent, Lent, and Easter; advises Director of Spiritual Development on morning prayer and assigns prayer leaders; plans Masses/prayer services for other school events as the need arises; and provides ministers for daily Scripture & Communion services. Includes coordination of instrumental and vocal leadership for school prayer events, and development of the annual theme based on the Hallmarks of a Notre Dame de Namur Learning Community.

Peer Ministers

Peer ministers are specially trained juniors and seniors for two main roles: (1) to serve as small group leaders for the freshman and sophomore retreats, (2) and to provide pastoral support and listening for any students who might want to talk to a peer.

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.  A number of service trips and 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 more information.

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
Mr. Todd Forman Community Service Director 513.821.3044 ext. 145
Mrs. Kathy Kohl
Campus Minister for Retreats 513.821.3044 ext. 131