Come, O blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation 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. I was naked, and you clothed me. I was sick and you visited me. I was in prison and you came to me. Truly, I say to you, as you did it to the least of these my brethren, you did it to me. (Matthew 25:34)
Catholic High School is grateful for the ideals of our Lasallian heritage and wishes to remain united with the efforts of the Christian Brothers to serve in the manner of their founder, St. John Baptist de La Salle. De La Salle recognized the pain of the poor and heard their cry for help. He understood that poverty, ignorance and oppression led to crime, sin and destruction. Jesus warned against holding wealth while others suffer.
Students at Catholic High School will strive to ease the suffering of others through mission drives, food drives, ministry to the elderly and handicapped and other projects both as a part of groups and as individuals. The service work will be offered in the spirit of Jesus and St. John Baptist de La Salle.
Sixth grade students will be introduced to Lasallian Service and encouraged in this mission, but will have no formal requirements. Students in grades 7-8 will complete 2 hours per year to Lasallian Service. Students in grades 9-12 are expected to devote 5 hours of Lasallian Service each year. Hours should be truthful and meaningful, going beyond what is expected of the student.
These hours must be documented using the provided form, which must be turned in to the student’s religion teacher by May 8, 2017. Seniors, however, must turn in completed forms by April 24, 2018. Any student completing service within the community, through an established institution/organization, will need a representative from that organization to sign off for hours to be counted. Students will have to answer reflection questions and complete forms to receive credit.