Liturgies – Each month, the students, faculty, and staff attend Mass at St. Mary’s Church. Students can volunteer to help altar serve, sing, or read during the mass. We also have special Masses for holy days of obligation as well as Baccalaureate for the graduating seniors.
Community Homeroom – Twice a month the student body attends community homeroom, which is a large assembly focusing on a variety of topics. With a mix of religious formation, guest speakers, games, and prizes, community homeroom is a great opportunity to be together as a larger student body. Students are encouraged to bring their own ideas and suggestions to community homeroom throughout the year.
Class Retreats – Each class goes on their own off campus retreat once per year. Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors attend day retreats around the local area, which all focus on different themes and challenges. The senior retreat is an overnight retreat in New Hampshire. Our retreats are geared towards providing each class with a chance to bond, grow closer with God, and learn more about their roles at Notre Dame Cristo Rey.
Kairos Retreat – Kairos is a nationally recognized Catholic Retreat program open to senior high school students. The agenda is undisclosed, making the retreat a unique experience. Each year, select and willing NDCR seniors have the opportunity to attend this 3 day, 2 night trip which is often the highlight of the participants’ time during their senior year!
Community Service – Serving the community is an essential aspect of our Catholic Identity here at NDCR. Students are asked to complete 10 hours of community service each school year, culminating in a service project during their senior year. Students volunteer in a variety of locations after school and on the weekends. These sites include the Bread and Roses Soup Kitchen, Lazarus House, Boys & Girls Club, and many more! Students may also submit service hours for other sites volunteered at outside of school sponsored events.