Ministries: California Region
Since 1924 the Sisters of Notre Dame have ministered in classrooms in the Los Angeles area, teaching elementary and high school students in more than twenty schools. Guided by their Educational Vision and Principles, we continue to work in parish schools, and operate four independent Catholic schools in Southern California.
- Notre Dame Academy Elementary School, in West Los Angeles
- Notre Dame Academy, in West Los Angeles
- LaReina High School and Middle School in Thousand Oaks
- Notre Dame Learning Center Preschool in Thousand Oaks
Kindred Hearts Ministries – Sisters provide Lectio Divina, days of spiritual reflection, and retreats for individuals, parishes, and school staffs at Notre Dame Center in Thousand Oaks, CA or at your local parish. For more information visit our dedicated KHM page here!
Stephen Ministry – Trained volunteers offer confidential emotional and spiritual support to individuals and families experiencing difficulties and challenges. This is a collaboration of the Sisters of Notre Dame and St. Julie Billiart Parish in Newbury Park. Click here for more information.
Spiritual Direction – Certified, experienced spiritual directors are available to accompany individuals or groups on their prayer journey. Fill out a Contact Form for California today to be contacted with more information.
JPIC – Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation
We partner with several area organizations to provide advocacy and direct service on behalf of individuals in need, with a focus on immigration, human trafficking and low-income housing.
Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST) – The sisters collaborate in providing a residence for survivors of human trafficking. The sisters’ financial contribution makes it possible for CAST to maintain a quality shelter that serves the special needs of women who are recovering from trafficking situations. For more information click here.
Many Mansions – a non-profit organization that provides well-managed, service-enriched, affordable housing to low-income residents of Ventura and Los Angeles Counties, with a special focus on those who are formerly homeless, seniors, veterans, or disabled. For more information click here.
South Central LAMP – founded in response to the 1992 civil unrest in Los Angeles by a collaboration of eight congregations of Catholic sisters, serving the South-Central Los Angeles area with a focus on parenting skills, English literacy, and school preparedness. For more information click here.