Christian Service Participation Form

Service Hours Submission Form
  • Information
  • Participation Sheet

St. Mary High School focuses not only on the academic, athletic, and extracurricular development of our students, but also on their spiritual and moral development. To achieve this, all students are REQUIRED to complete a total of 10 Hours of Christian Service PER YEAR at St. Mary High School.

What is Christian Service? Simply put, any effort made to selflessly give on one’s time, talent, and love to another person(s) is Christian Service. While some activities are based in human kindness, such as babysitting a child, this is not an example of Christian Service. Christian Service calls for all students to spread the love of God through both small and great feats.

The following rules are being implemented for the 2020-2021 School Year concerning Service Hours:

  1. Students MUST complete 10 hours of Christian Service EACH year; if a student goes over 10 hours in a specific year, those hours DO NOT carry over for the following year.
  2. Students, before participating in a Service Event, must have preapproved Participation Forms by their teacher or the Theology Chairperson that the event qualifies as Christian Service.
  3. Students will be required to present a PowerPoint at the end of each year in their Theology classes displaying what they did in their 10 hours of Christian Service and how it helped spread the message of Jesus Christ to others. Upon presenting, they will be awarded completion for Service Hours in that given year.

To follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ is sometimes a difficult task, as it was for many of His Apostles, yet the challenge is what makes the entire process rewarding for the students of St. Mary High School and all members of the Body of Christ. We hope that these Service Hours instill in our students a desire to continually help those in need and to spread the Gospel message throughout their life.

Some examples of Christian Service:

  • Working at a Local Food Pantry
  • Serving in Liturgical Roles at Mass
  • Teaching/ Assisting at CCD Classes
  • Sponsoring a school fundraiser for an approved Charity, such as Catholic Charities
  • Helping the elderly in times of bad weather WITHOUT compensation or pay
  • Participating in certain school sponsored events for local organizations and charities

Visit the following website for more ideas:
https://www.learnreligions.com/christian-life-for-teens-4684891