Catholic Mission

Campus Ministry

Our goal and mission is that through prayer, programs, and outreach we can help to build the Kingdom of God here at Notre Dame High School.
The Campus Ministry Program at Notre Dame High School is made up of a team including our Chaplain, Father Jason Parzynski, Campus Ministers Tracey Reed and Kathy Maley, campus ministry students, faculty, staff and administration who are responsible for providing spiritual programs for the entire Notre Dame community. Each year, underclassmen experience a day of reflection, prayer and discussion with their fellow classmates. Seniors have the option to take part in Kairos, a four-day retreat, which leads them through an intense self-reflection of their lives, their relationships and choices. Campus ministry clubs promote prayer, faith development, and social justice (FaithJustice retreats and Social Justice Club). Morning prayer, Eucharistic adoration, monthly liturgy and monthly confession are available to students. Peer support groups for students experiencing loss and stress are available through our Spectrum program.

Catholic Mission News

List of 2 news stories.

  • Holocaust Survivior Inspires Students with His Life Story

    Fred Behrend, a 94-year-old Holocaust survivor, captivated students when he spoke to them via Zoom on Thursday, January 14. Mr. Behrend was a guest speaker in Mrs. Marx’s World Religions Class and Dr. Ingbritsen’s Honors Religion Service Class.
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  • Students Receive the Sacrament of Confirmation

    Seven Notre Dame students completed their final preparations for the Sacrament of Confirmation and received the Sacrament at our School Liturgy on Tuesday, October 20. All of the students were baptized Catholic and received their First Eucharist, but had not received Sacrament of Confirmation.

    They had been working closely with Mrs. Eileen Hart, Religion Department faculty member, last school year.  Due to the building closing last March because of COVID-19, the students were unable to receive their Confirmation at the Easter Liturgy, which was canceled. They had to wait patiently until now to receive this last Sacrament of Initiation. The seven students are Anthony Balbuena ‘23, Brianna Barbarino ‘22, Will Celli ‘22, Alyssa Jennings ‘23, Mason Kloc ‘23, Aidan McGovern ‘23, and Britt Reid ‘23.
     
    An eighth student, Giacomo Rosati ‘23, who had not been fully initiated into the Catholic Church but who had been meeting with the seven Confirmands regularly last year, received his First Eucharist and Confirmation in a private ceremony over the summer.
     
    In preparation for the reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation, the students attended a half-day retreat on Friday, October 16. We are blessed to have been able to witness this special and holy moment as a community during our Liturgy. God bless all!


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    • Rosary - October 7, 2020

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Ellieen Ingbritsen

    Ellieen Ingbritsen 

    Service Learning & Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator
  • Photo of John McKenna

    John McKenna 

    Strength and Conditioning Coach, Diocesan Moderator for Catholic Athletes for Christ (CAC)
    609-882-7900, x 115
  • Photo of Tracey Reed

    Tracey Reed 

    Assistant Administrator for Catholic Mission
    609-882-7900 ext.168
  • Photo of Katherine Maley

    Katherine Maley 

    Campus Minister/Faculty
    609-882-7900, ext.168
  • Photo of Fr. Jason Parzynski

    Fr. Jason Parzynski 

    Diocesan Chaplain for CAC

Lauren Linder ‘19

"As a community built on love and support, the Campus Ministry office allowed me to grow into the confident and faithful person I am today. My experience with the Caritas and Kairos retreats brought me closer to my classmates, myself, and God than I previously understood was possible. Facilitating Kairos further taught me how to lead with love and empathy, and was one of the best experiences of my high school career that I will carry with me forever.”

Notre Dame High School

Located on 100 beautiful acres in Central New Jersey, Notre Dame High School, founded in 1957, is a college preparatory school for grades 9 - 12, preparing young men and women for lives of purpose, built upon a foundation of Catholic faith, with a commitment to academics, co-curricular activities and service to others.