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: March 6, 2018 (exemption due date: January 26, 2018)

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:  March 6, 2018 (exemption due date: January 26, 2018)

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: March 6, 2018 (exemption due date: January 26, 2018)

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:  March 6, 2018 (exemption due date: January 26, 2018)

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:  March 6, 2018 (exemption due date: January 26, 2018)

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

St. Dominic Men’s Club “Cue In The View” – October 21

The St. Dominic Men’s Club is hosting an all-day BBQ competition called “Cue In The View” in the school yard at St. Dominic in Lakeview.  The event will run from  noon – 8 p.m. As part of this event, there will be inflatables (bounce house, obstacle course, slides).  Inflatables will be chaperoned by one individual each per hour, for each hour throughout the day.  There will be between three to five inflatables that need to be staffed for the event.

Volunteer opportunities are available for students and please click here for volunteer registration.

Contact:
Ralph Schindler
ralph.schindler@gmail.com


St. Pius X Fall Festival
 –Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21

St. Pius X needs reliable and hard-working high school students are needed to assist game booth chairpersons and food booth chairpersons work shifts for the days of the Fall Festival.

Volunteer opportunities are available for students and please click here for volunteer flyer.

Contact:
Ann DeRouen
Special Events Coordinator
St. Pius X Parish
504-288-7245
fallfestival@spxno.org


St. Philip Neri Arts and Craft Fair- Friday, October 27 and Saturday, October 28

On Friday, October 27 from 6-9 p.m., St. Philip Neri needs assistance for their craft fair set up which includes moving and setting up tables, chairs, tents, and kitchen prep.  On the day of the craft fair there will be many opportunities students from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. in hourly intervals as needed and approved on Saturday, October 28. Help is needed for set up, providing assistance to those to carry large items, loading and unloading, working concessions, empty trash, clean up, and take down for the event. All grade levels are invited to volunteer.

Contact:
Amanda Thiele
Committee Chair
504-329-1576
stphilipcraftfair@gmail.com


New Orleans Heart Walk – November 11

Free, fun-filled, non-competitive walk around Champions Square. It will feature free food, entertainment, health and wellness information, t-shirt contest, survivor area and kids zone from 9 a.m. to noon. More information on how to volunteer will be sent closer to the event.

Volunteer opportunities are available for students and please click here for the informational flyer.

Contact: 
Coretta LaGarde
504-872-3441
coretta.lagarde@heart.org


Lake Bullard Neighborhood Improvement District

Volunteer opportunities are available for students and please click here for the informational flyer.

Contact:
LakeBullard@aol.com
504- 259-3927


Team Cat 
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