“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.” -Matthew 25:35-36
Christian Service Program Requirement
In fulfillment of the mission of the Sisters of Notre Dame and the philosophy of La Reina High School, a designated number of Christian Service hours is required of all students. This service is to be completed in the larger community, giving the student an opportunity to share her gifts beyond the school. See the Christian Service Opportunities page for suggestions.
Junior High Program
The minimum number of hours for junior high school students is as follows:
Grade 7: 5 hours per year
Grade 8: 5 hours per year
High School Program
The minimum number of hours is as follows:
Grade 9: 20 hours per year.
The area of service for Freshmen is service within faith communities, such as Vacation Bible School, Religious Education, parish festivals, etc.
Grade 10: 15 hours per year with additional service completed through the 10th Grade religion classes in preparation for the 10th grade retreat.
The service theme for Sophomores is service through education. Students may complete their hours volunteering at local elementary schools, public libraries, YMCA, Boys & Girls Club, preschool programs, etc.
Grade 11: 20 hours per year.
The area of service for Juniors is working with the differently-abled in such organizations as Special Olympics, Ride On, Junior Blind, handicapables groups, homes for the aged, etc.
Grade 12: 15 hours per year with additional service completed through the Senior Service Experience. The suggested area of service for Seniors is service within the local community.
For an activity to qualify as community service, the work must include DIRECT SERVICE to people, not computer/paperwork, or working with animals, unless it is through a therapeutic program approved by the Director of Christian Service. The student may not receive any pay or merit points.
Services NOT suitable for service hours:
- Babysitting with or without pay
- Parish activities such as Eucharistic minister, lector, altar server, choir member
- Refereeing sporting events
- Working for any for profit offices, businesses, stores, medical offices, etc. with or without pay
- Animal shelters
- Political organizations
Each student must complete the Reflective Evaluation for Christian Service in order to receive credit for service. The evaluation must be completed by both the student and her site supervisor. Completed forms should be returned to the student's religion teacher or the Director of Christian Service. Please refer to calendar for deadlines.
For information, contact Ms. Mercado at (805) 495-6494 ext. 321. La Reina High School Christian Service is on Facebook! Check our Facebook page frequently to learn about upcoming service opportunities, deadlines and updates.
Christian Service office hours are in the Campus Ministry Office Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays during the second half of lunch.