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Christian Service

"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me."

 Matthew 25:35-36

 
Student Christian Service Hour Policy

Recognizing that service to others is an integral part of Christian discipleship, all Providence High School students are required to give of their time and talent to service projects during each of their four years. Seniors: 40 hours minimum, Juniors: 30 hours minimum, Sophomores: 20 hours minimum and Freshmen: 10 hours minimum. It is expected that all students engage in service, off of our PHS site, with agencies that provide opportunities for our students to encounter and assist persons who have various needs. With the approval of their parents/guardians, students will offer their time and talents to agencies that provide services to "those in need" throughout the greater community. This is to be a ministry of "person to person." The students are asked to serve others in agencies or organizations such as hospitals, convalescent hospitals, retirement homes, elementary schools, parish churches or charity agencies.
 
The student must have on file in Campus Ministry a signed contract for the primary agency in which they minister. 
 
Failure to complete required Student Christian Service Hours and submission of signed Contract/Liability forms can result in the student not being invited back to Providence High School for the following school year. Graduation is contingent upon the completion of required Christian Service Hours.
 
Parents/Guardians will be advised of the status of their student's completion of the required hours in the progress reports and report cards sent during the school year. 
 
It is hoped that parents/guardians will keep aware of and encourage their student's service.
 
"Do little things with great love."
-Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta