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Service Learning

 

 

 Caritas in Veritate

 
This rather, is the fasting that I wish…Sharing your bread with the hungry, sheltering the oppressed and the homeless, clothing the naked when you see them, and not turning your back on your own. Isaiah 58: 6-7
 
The Caritas in Veritate (Charity in Truth) Service Learning Program offers students the opportunity to perform spiritual and corporal works of mercy, “which are charitable actions by which we come to the aid of our neighbor in his spiritual and bodily  necessities”  (CCC2447). Through this program, students are encouraged to be active members of our community and understand the importance of being the face of Jesus through their daily works and prayer. In addition to the grade level programs noted below, eighth grade students are required to complete 10 service hours per school year.
 
 
Grade Level
Community Served
Timeframe
Activity
 
Pre-K
Columbus Home
Ongoing
Care Package for Children
 
Kindergarten
Priests
Ongoing
Make / send cards for ordination anniversary
 
First
St. Mary’s Halls Hospice
February
Make Valentine Cards
 
Second
Catholic Community
Ongoing
Pray for religious vocations
 
Third
Catholic Charities
March
Collect soap, toothbrushes and toothpaste
 
Fourth
Ronald McDonald House
February
Collect and donate pop can tabs or money
 
Fifth
Toys for Tots
December
Collect and donate Christmas toys
 
Sixth
Pregnancy Help Center
October
School-wide:
Collect diapers and baby items
 
Seventh
Save the Earth
Ongoing
School-wide:
Coordinate recycling program
 
Eighth
Food Drive
November
School-wide:
Collect canned goods