Christian Service Program
Service to others, especially those most in need, is essential to the Christian life. In the Gospels, Jesus commanded his followers to "love your neighbor as yourself" (Mt 22:39). As a Catholic Christian high school founded by the Trinitarian Order, DeMatha Catholic High School strives to form its students' moral and spiritual selves into young men who sacrifice their time and offer their God-given gifts to the community. Our Trinitarian influence and heritage commands that we work for "liberty for the captives": those who are imprisoned by poverty, homelessness, sickness, etc.
Therefore, DeMatha Catholic High School students are required to perform Christian Service. The Campus Ministry Office oversees this program by organizing group service activities, assisting in the placement of students in service locations, guiding students in reflection on their service, and compiling the number of hours completed by each student. Completion of service hours and the service reflection paper are graduation requirements.
COVID-19 SERVICE UPDATES: due dates and volunteer opportunities
Important Forms and Links
2020 Senior Service WRITTEN Reflection Paper (any senior is eligible to write the reflection paper)
2020 Senior Service INTERVIEW Packet (only seniors who finish their hours by March 2 are eligible for the interview)
Link to submit service hours(accessible by students only)
Christian Service Hours System
For an overview of the service hours system: Instructions (includes how to submit and look up hours)
To submit completed hours: Submit (Students ONLY can access the form from their DeMatha email accounts. No supervisor signature is necessary, but students MUST provide contact information so Mrs. Bright can verify the hours via phone or email)
To check up on submitted hours: Service hour look-up and review (for the 2019-2020 year only)
Christian Community Service Hours will continue to be emailed to students' DeMatha email and parents' email once a month.
Mrs. Erin Bright