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 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, Mr. Tom Baier or the Service Coordinator, Mr. Dean Songy. No more than 20 hours may be counted from on campus projects, clubs, or summer camps.

Approved Placement List Service Reflection Rubric Christian Service Experience 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 Tom Baier at tbaier@brothermartin.com or Service Coordinator Dean Songy at dsongy@brothermartin.com.


Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

2017 Battle of New Orleans AnniversaryThursday, January 5 and Friday, January 6 at 8606 W. St. Bernard Hwy., Chalmette, LA (Click title for information)


New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park
Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
Contact: Gaynell Brady,VIP Coordinator
419 Decatur Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
504-589-3882 ext 120
Cell:  504-717-9885
Fax: 504-589-3851
gaynell1_brady@nps.gov

Volunteers are needed to assist with the following positions:

  • Eastern National Sales Table (in front of the Visitor Center), Friday & Saturday
  • Visitor Center Desk Assistant, Friday & Saturday 
  • Visitor Center Floorwalker/Information, Friday & Saturday
  • Bus Stop Greeters, Friday & Saturday
  • Break Tent, Friday & Saturday 
  • Assist w/Signs, Visitor Center Sales Prep, Thursday only
  • Government Complex assistants, Friday & Saturday
  • Maintenance Support, MondaySaturday
  • School Day & Kids Tent, Friday
  • Battle of New Orleans Commemoration 2017 – Park Guide/Demonstrator Assistant, Friday & Saturday

Shifts are:  9:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. or 12:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

***All volunteers will receive a thank you gift for assisting Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve at this event.***

Team Cat (Click title for information)
ARNO

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