Christian Service Experience

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Christian Service Experience

The Christian Service Experience at Brother Martin High School has as its goal the involvement of students in situations and experiences which will broaden the students understanding of Christian responsibility and the call of Jesus to serve one another.

In serving others, Archbishop Gregory Aymond gives the following guidelines: service must be meaningful and help students to touch the hearts of others; students should not be “just logging in their hours” and service work must be “authentic charity” that respects human life. It must not be “social work.” It is living out one’s faith. In religion class, students are given an opportunity to reflect theologically on service in a structured way.

Verification of the service hour requirement must be on the letterhead of the agency, church, or nonprofit organization where the service was done and should include the student’s name, a brief description of the work done, the date(s) when the work was done, and the number of hours served. Students should keep a copy of their service work for their own reference. Students who do not submit verification of completed service work to their religion teacher by the due date will be expected to complete additional service hours. Students who do not submit verification of service work by the end of fourth quarter exams must make up the service hours at credit recovery, as completion of service hours is required for advancement to the next grade level and for graduation.

*Click on each grade level for more information

8th Grade
Eighth Grade Requirement
10 Hours
Due Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Suggested activities: nonprofit agencies, elementary school and parish work. Work done for family members does not meet the criteria for community service.
No more than 5 hours of this requirement may be done on campus.

9th Grade
Freshman Requirement
10 Hours
Due Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Suggested activities: nonprofit agencies, elementary school and parish work. Work done for family members does not meet the criteria for community service.
No more than 5 hours of this requirement may be done on campus.

10th Grade
Sophomore Requirement
20 Hours
Due Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Suggested activities: hours spent in direct service to others, working at a soup kitchen, hospital, nursing home, tutoring, collecting and distributing food or clothes to the poor, hours spent in service at agencies that help the community. Altar serving is not accepted as community service on the sophomore level.
No more than 10 hours of this requirement may be done on campus.

11th Grade
Junior Requirement
60 Hours
Due Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Students are required to spend 60 hours (volunteer/ unpaid) in community service, beginning in the fourth quarter of their sophomore year. Students must complete their service work at an approved agency or with the written approval of the Campus Minister and Service Coordinator Mr. Tom Baier. We require that the students spend at least 40 hours at one agency. No more than 20 hours may be counted from on campus projects, clubs, or summer camps.

Approved Placement List Service Reflection Rubric Click for 2017-2018 Junior Service Contract  

12th Grade
Senior Requirement
20 Hours
Can be completed during the summer between junior and senior years.
Due Date: Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Suggested activities: hours spent in direct service to others, working at a soup kitchen, hospital, nursing home, tutoring, collecting and distributing food or clothes to the poor, hours spent in service at agencies that help the community. No more than 10 hours of this requirement may be done on campus.

For further questions, please email: Director of Campus Ministry Mr. Tom Baier at tbaier@brothermartin.com or via phone at (504) 283-1561, ext. 3036.


Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Heritage Day at the Pitot House- August 12
The Louisiana Landmarks Society will host the first Heritage Day at the Pitot House on Bayou St. John on August 12 showcasing an educational look at what it took to run a house in the years 1810-1815.  Life On The Bayou will feature artisans demonstrating how soap and candles were made; herbal remedies of the time; chair caning; music from the time period, and more (click here to see flyer).  Volunteer opportunities are available for students and please click here for the website to sign up to volunteer.

Contact:
Amanda Duhon
House Coordinator
Louisiana Landmarks Society & Pitot House
1440 Moss Stret
New Orleans, LA  70119
www.louisianalandmarks.org

Team Cat (Click title for information)
ARNO

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