Campus Ministry at Newton Country Day School is guided by the commitment to personal and active faith, intellectual values, informed social action, the building of community, and personal growth. Our liturgies, retreats, student-led initiatives, and weekly chapels, invite all members of the NCDS community to grow in faith and build lasting friendships.
Students involved in the Campus Ministry Committee are a vibrant, creative, and prayerful group of peer ministers to the NCDS school community. Upper School Peer Ministers develop student programs, lead weekly chapel services, and assist with liturgies throughout the school year.
The entire school community comes together for Mass on holy days and special feasts throughout the year, either in our chapel or in Trinity Chapel at Boston College, originally built by the Religious of the Sacred Heart as the spiritual center of Newton College of the Sacred Heart. Masses are planned by Campus Ministers and students, including Eucharistic Ministers, and feature the gifts of many of our singers, dancers, and lectors. Priests from nearby parishes and schools are invited to preside at liturgies.
During the season of Lent, their is an opportunity to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and the NCDS community is invited to attend daily morning prayers led by students and faculty.
The school community observes the season of Advent with Upper and Middle School Vespers Liturgy the week before Christmas Break at Trinity Chapel. Each service is a culmination of all the dedicated Fall Semester efforts in music, dance, and oratory in a solemn, sacred observance, and celebration of the Advent season.