Christian Service Hours in Response to COVID-19
On Thursday, March 12, Cathedral High School suspended all in-person classes, meetings, athletic practices/competitions, extracurricular activities, and events until April 14. At this time, our Christian Service Program is suspending hours. Students should not be accumulating service hours at this time.
We will update you as soon as we have more answers. In the meantime, please keep those who are ill, our healthcare professionals, and our world in your prayers.
More information will be sent from Julie Barthel and Shannon Fox. If you have any questions please reach out to Shannon Fox.
Students, please think about encouraging your friends and family to join in making cards. Get out your colored markers, pencils and crayons to make HAPPY cards, even Easter Cards, with notes of friendship and encouragement in these times of being distanced from friends and family. We are a people of gathering to celebrating family and friends and even though we cannot be together in person, we can still communicate.
Drop off letters/pictures in mailboxes of grandparents, relatives, neighbors, and most of all senior living centers near you and hospitals! Our Healthcare Works at Hospitals need words of Gratitude. Our seniors are experiencing anxiety/depression so they need our encouragement! When dropping cards at hospitals put them in a larger envelope with your name, Cathedral HS student and "cards for those in need of encouragement."
Every four cards made & delivered is one service hour. Please attach photo of cards and delivering as we would like to make a slideshow.
Also to record on Mobileserve ORG: Project Kindness Category: School/church Story: Number of cards and where did you send them
Supervisor: Mrs Fox Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Attach Photos Photos Required!!
The Cathedral Christian Service Program has made some major changes to students' Christian Service Requirements for the 2019 - 2020 school year. Required hours have changed, as well as giving students opportunities to volunteer in their home parish, here at Cathedral, and at not-for-profit organizations. Students will still choose one approved agency for a minimum of 50% of the required service hours. Students only need to submit a New Agency Application if they are asking for approval of an agency not on the Approved Agencies List. We will continue to use the Mobileserve APP to record service hours.
If you have questions, please contact Shannon Fox, Administrator of Christian Service, at email@example.com 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.
Team service trips will follow the service guidelines and must only occur outside of class time. Events and trips need to be approved by the Service Coordinator. These trips will not overlap any school organized mission or immersion trips.
Students may participate in their home parish or place of worship in the following activities: Vacation
Bible School, Sunday School, Confirmation leaders, after-school mentors, servers, lectures, and
hospitality ministers. They may volunteer at parish festivals for a maximum of fourhours. These hours must
be approved by a parish staff member supervising these opportunities.
Students can also find service opportunities on 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.