THE CATHOLIC VALUE OF CHRISTIAN SERVICE
- STEWARDSHIP TO CHURCH, SCHOOL, & COMMUNITY -
“I have come not to be served but to serve”
- Jesus of Nazareth.
The king will say to those on his right: “Come. You have my father’s blessing! Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink. I was a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me. I was ill and you comforted me, in prison and you came to visit me... as often as you did it for one of the least of my brothers and sisters, you did it for me.”
-Matthew 25: 34-36, 40
Note to parents: A fundamental aspect of faith development is service. In addition to full partici-pation in school sponsored service projects, ALL Pope John Paul II Catholic High School students are required to individually involve themselves in a variety of service activities within their church, local community, or school. Required service hours are factored into theology grades and full completion is a requirement for graduation with a PJP diploma.
These activities should serve the needs of the church and the society, especially the needs of the poor, sick, elderly, and young children. It should be noted that a minimum of 50% of the stu-dent’s required service hours must be performed within the church community. Although Pope John Paul II High School is a Catholic institution, any service hours performed here are NOT deemed Church service hours. In addition, this brochure explains the philosophy of our service program, as well as lists the requirements. It is strongly recommended that students complete their individual service requirements during the summer. Thank you for your interest and cooperation in teaching our students the importance of the Catholic value of Christian Service as demonstrated in service to church and community.
***All Service Hours need to be PRINTED and turned in in person to Mr. Lacourrege by Friday, March 9th. ****
Minimum Yearly Requirements: Yearly Total:
8th Grade: 20 (10 church)
Freshmen: 30 (15 church)
Sophomores: 30 (15 church)
Juniors: 30 (15 church)
Seniors: 30 (15 church)
- DEADLINE FOR ALL REQUIRED SERVICE HOURS: END OF 3RD QUARTER
- SERVICE HOURS ARE ASSESSED AS: TWO TEST GRADES IN THE 4TH QUARTER
** We are reviewing the list of approved service sites. The new list will be uploaded by Friday, May 25th. **
In addition, a 3-4 paragraph reflection on the student’s service hours will be written during the final exam.
- A minimum of 50% of all service hours must be performed within the church community.
- All community service hours must be with a non-profit, non-political agency, or institution.
All school sponsored service projects will be part of a PJP school day, and full attendance by the student is expected.