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Ministry

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

Service at Providence

Service to others is an integral part of a Providence education. By adopting the values of justice and compassion, students develop a sense of social responsibility to the larger community and a lifelong commitment to helping others. Ultimately, they learn to live out the Providence Mission, “…steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.”

Opportunites for Service

Students serve in their churches/synagogues, schools, hospitals, convalescent homes, senior centers, homeless shelters, WALKS/RUNS for Causes, counselors for children summer camps, coaching children’s sports, local recreation centers, agencies serving children with special needs, and with Animal Rescue agencies. Weekly, on campus after school, students may also choose to participate in We Care Wednesday outreach projects.

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.