Freshman, Sophomore, Junior and Senior retreats offer students a chance to form new friendships, reflect on their lives, and reflect on their relationship with God. These single day, overnight, and multi-day retreats are spread throughout the year and financial aid is available to help cover the cost.

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Peer Ministry

Our peer ministry teams are a great way to be help campus ministry while building community and developing leadership skills in fun and friendly meetings. Organized by class, Peer Ministry is open to all students in each grade. Grounded in the mission and philosophy of O’Dowd, the individual class ministry teams seek to be inclusive groups where student can explore their own spirituality, discuss issues relevant to faith and participate in ministering to their peers.

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Campus Ministry Team

Senior Campus Ministry Team, or CMT, is an intensive yearlong training in ministry and leadership. Students involved plan the school-wide liturgies, execute the various charity drives on campus throughout the year, assist in the leadership of Frosh and Sophomore Retreats, participate in extensive faith formation discussions, and help to evaluate all Campus Ministry programs. They will also partner more explicitly with other campus leadership groups: ASB and S-Corps.

Charity Drives

At O’Dowd, we strive to educate leaders of competence, conscience and compassion. One way we show our ongoing compassion is through our Charity Drives: the monthly Dollar Days, the fall Food and Toy Drive, and the spring Mission Drive.

For More Information, Contact Greg Moore »

Daily Prayer

At O’Dowd, we start each day with a prayer read over our announcement system by students or faculty. The offering of a prayer supports the practice of the Catholic faith by acknowledging that we are in the presence of God while also establishing a healthy daily meditative moment of reflection and intention-setting for students and faculty of all faiths.

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