Service at Providence
"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."
We serve for a multitude of reasons. We serve to follow in the footsteps of our foundress, Blessed Emelie Gamelin. We serve because the gospel calls us to ease the way of others who are lost, alone, poor, vulnerable and hurting. We serve because it brings us joy, it brings us grace, it lightens our burdens, and it feeds our souls. We serve to make the world a little brighter, a little kinder, a little better.
Service to others is an integral part of a Providence High School 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.”
Opportunities for Service
Students may serve in any church/synagogue, school, hospital, convalescent home, senior centers, shelters for the unhoused, walks/runs for causes, counselors for children summer camps, coaching children’s sports, local recreation centers, agencies serving children with special needs, and animal rescue agencies.
Christian Service Hours
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.
Students are encouraged to contract with an agency which provides opportunities to encounter and assist persons with various needs. This is to be a ministry of “person to person” interaction (hospitals, convalescent hospitals, retirement homes, elementary schools, parish churches or charity agencies)
Service Hour Expectations
Grade 12: 40 hours* minimum
Grade 11: 30 hours* minimum
Grade 10: 20 hours* minimum
Grade 9: 10 hours* minimum
*Hours may be completed over the summer. Hours will be applied only toward the upcoming year’s requirements.
Important Note: Parents/Guardians will be advised of the status of their student’s completion of required Christian Service Hours in progress reports and report cards sent during the school year. Failure to complete required Christian Service Hours and to submit the signed contract and liability forms may result in a revoked invitation to return to Providence High School for the following year.
Documents & Forms
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