All students at Notre Dame des Victoires receive instruction in the Catholic faith in daily religion classes and experience other opportunities for faith development. Ecole Notre Dame des Victoires is a part of the Eglise Notre Dame des Victoires community. The priests regularly visit the religion classes to tell Bible stories, share their Marist charism, and answer questions from the students.
Each morning assembly begins with prayer. On special feast days and during Advent students learn more about the feast day and traditions, such as the Jesse Tree.
Masses and Prayer Services
All of our families belong to the one family of God; therefore, we come together to worship God as a believing community. Each class prepares one Sunday Mass a year, and all students are expected to attend. The Mass is celebrated at 9:00 a.m. at NDV Church. Non-uniform attire may be worn to the Sunday Class Masses.
Family Masses are scheduled once a month at 9:00 a.m. All NDV families are invited to worship together at these times. The Family and Friends Choir usually leads the singing at the Family Masses. A reception prepared by various grades immediately follows in the Church Hall.
School day liturgies are held once a month, on Holy Days of Obligation or other Feast Days. They are celebrated at 8:30 a.m. at NDV Church. Each class prepares one school Mass a year. Full dress uniform is to be worn on school Mass days. Prayer services are scheduled during the Advent and Lenten seasons or in celebration of special feast days throughout the school year. They are usually held in the auditorium at 8:10 a.m. The entire student body attends.
The Altar Servers program is open to Catholic students in fourth through eighth grade who wish to serve at school liturgies and parish Masses during the school year. NDV Parish staff provides training for the servers. Students and their parents are required to attend an informational meeting at the beginning of each school year.
St. Peter Chanel Chapel
The newly created chapel on the first floor of the school is utilized by the students through individual class masses, prayer services and private prayer.