Mass of Commissioning

This eucharistic liturgy commissions the students, faculty and staff for the various forms of service and ministry they will complete during the year. The entire community processes to the Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph in downtown San José for the mass.

Monthly Community Liturgies

Held on the second Tuesday of each month, a variety of optional liturgy and prayer experiences are offered at 7:15am. The schedule includes mass, reconciliation and other prayer forms.

Freshman Family Liturgy

The Freshman Family Liturgy is a teaching mass, designed as an experience of spiritual learning for all Notre Dame freshman families to explore Catholic prayer experience and discover connections with the many faith traditions represented in our community.

November Liturgy

This on-campus prayer experience celebrates the Catholic feasts of All Saints or All Souls as well as themes of remembrance and gratitude.

Advent Liturgy

Celebrated during the season of Advent, this eucharistic liturgy marks either the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Mary or the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. These Marian feasts celebrate Mary, our school namesake.

Ash Wednesday

All gather in St. Julie Billiart Hall for Morning Prayer or Liturgy of the Word  and the distribution of ashes to begin the Lenten journey.

Holy Week Liturgy

This liturgy focuses on the servant model of leadership given to us by Jesus with stations of the cross or mass. Justice immersion participants are blessed as part of this experience.

Catholic Schools Week Family Mass

Parents and siblings are invited to give thanks for the academic year in prayer and celebration through this Sunday eucharistic liturgy at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph. (add link)

Baccalaureate Mass

The experience of liturgy and communal prayer culminates for seniors and their families at the Baccalaureate Mass celebrated at Cathedral Basilica of St. Joseph.

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