The Cathedral Christian Service Program has made some major changes to the students Christian Service Requirements for the 2019 - 2020 school year. Students required hours have changed as well as giving them opportunities to volunteer in their home parished, here at Cathedral, and Agencies with special needs come to us seeking our help. Students will still choose one Approved Agency to volunteer at for a minimum of 50% of the required hours. Students ONLY NEED to submit an New Agency Application if they are asking for approval of an Agency not on the Approved Agencies List. For all the changes please read the 2019- 2020 Christian Service Guidelines. We will continue to use the Mobileserve APP to record Service hours.
More information can be found below, if you have questions please contact Shannon Fox, Administrator of Christian Service, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 317-968-7317
2019 -2020 Christian Service Guidelines
CATHEDRAL HIGH SCHOOL
CHRISTIAN SERVICE REQUIREMENTS 2019-2020
31“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit upon his glorious throne, 32 and all the nations will be assembled before him. And he will separate them one from another, as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.… 34 Then the king will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
35 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me,36 naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.’37 Then the righteous will answer him and say, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink?... 40 And the king will say to them in reply, ‘Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.’
Completion of the Christian Service Program is a graduation requirement. The Cathedral Christian service requirement will be based on the Gospel imperative of Matthew 25 that requires service to the poor and vulnerable if we wish to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Each student must complete service hours as specified below for each academic year.
Freshmen: 15 hours; Sophomore: 20 hours; Junior: 25 hours; Senior: 25 hours
Completion of the Christian Service Requirement includes the following:
Students will choose ONE Approved Agency to complete at least 50% of their total hours required for the academic year. The Agency List can be found on the Cathedral website under Christian Service. Students have a choice to complete all their hours at that agency or complete the remaining 50% of their required hours by participating in a combination of the following opportunities:
Any Cathedral Call Out such as Open House, Shamrauction, Phone a Thon, Alumni Events and more. These opportunities will be posted and emailed to students as well as posted in the Parent Newsletter.
Service Events organized by Teams or Clubs, at any of our Approved Agencies, or approved by special requests. Team Service trips will follow the service guidelines and must only occur outside of class time. Events and Trips need to be approved by Service Coordinator and Dean of Students. These trips will not overlap any school organized Mission or Immersion Trips.
3. Students may participate in their home parish or place of worship in the following activities, Vacation
Bible School, Sunday School, Confirmation Leaders, Afterschool Mentors, Servers, lectures, and
hospitality ministers. They may volunteer at Parish Festivals for a max. of 4 hours. These hours must
be approved by a parish staff member supervising these opportunities.
4. Answering to the COMMUNITY CALLOUT BOARD. These opportunities will be emailed to students and
in the Parent Newsletter and posted on the Christian Service page on the Cathedral website.