“I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another.” At the heart of the Christian life is Jesus’ call to love one another as God loves us. An essential part of loving others is to be of service, especially to those who are most in need: the poor, the elderly, the sick, and the marginalized. One important aspect of your education at Bishop McDevitt High School involves serving those around you. By doing so, you will learn a lot about yourself and about the joy that comes from being an authentic follower of Christ.
Each student is required to complete 10 hours of Christian Service each year. You can obtain service hours at Bishop McDevitt by becoming involved in Best Friends Club or Key Club.
You can volunteer in a variety of places such as:
- Your Church
- Your elementary school
- Soup Kitchens
What does not qualify as service:
- Household Chores
- Student Shadows
- Part time Job without pay
If you are unsure what qualifies please ask your theology teacher.
When you complete service activities , you will need to complete the Verification Form and have it signed by the person who oversaw your participation. A verification form for each of the locations where you served will be required. The Theology teacher will inform you each year about his/her requirement to write a paper or make a presentation about your Christian service. All forms must be handed in the 1st Monday in May.
The completion of 40 hours ( 10 each year) is a requirement for graduation. If you do not complete your Christian Service, you will not receive your report card at the end of the year or your roster for the upcoming year until the requirement is fulfilled.
If you or your parents have any additional questions, please speak with your theology teacher or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.