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 the holy days and special feasts throughout the year. They are rich experiences of worship that bring together the many gifts of our singers, dancers, and lectors.
Newton celebrates three all-school liturgies: the Mass of the Holy Spirit, the Feast of All Saints, and the Feast of the Ascension. Students lead these services as cantors, choral singers, readers, instrumentalists, Eucharistic Ministers, and dancers. Our families are invited to join the school community as we celebrate the Advent Season with a Vespers Service. The Lenten Reconciliation Program provides an opportunity to reflect on the meaning of Lent, to think on the meaning of reconciliation as a social reality, and to receive the sacrament of Reconciliation.
The whole school community observes the season of Advent with Upper School and Middle School Vespers services the week before Christmas Break. 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.