Service

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Caritas Christi Urget Nos

Be hospitable to one another without complaining. As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s grace (1 Peter 4:9-10).

Mission & Purpose

Archbishop Williams students are “guided by the values of the Catholic Church” when they use their gifts and talents to serve those in need. The Christian Service Program exposes students to the joy that comes from helping others and puts their faith into action. “The differences among persons belong to God’s plan, who wills that we should need one another. These differences should encourage charity” (CCC 1946).  Keeping in mind our Missions to “graduate capable and confident young people who are responsible members of their communities”, students must first participate in their communities. The Christian Service Program through its outreach requirement assures that students will be exposed to different aspects of society.

Important Dates & Deadlines For Service Hours Date
Current students may begin service hours for the upcoming year At conclusion of Final Exams
Newly enrolled freshmen may begin to complete service hours July 1
Forms from summer service hours are due September 30
Forms from Semester 1 service hours are due  MLK holiday
Senior service requirement must be completed.  Seniors who fail to complete their service requirements jeopardize their participation in senior events including graduation. End of Quarter 3
Forms from Semester 2 service hours are due April 30

Service Requirements & Guidelines

Goals of Service

The Christian Service Program through service to others:

•    seeks to instill a passion for
      justice and peace in every AWHS
      student

•    unites and involves each student
      with their community

•    allows each student to “put their
      faith into action”

•    encourages students to live out
      Jesus’ message

•    promotes students to reflect on
      the impact their work has had on
      both themselves and the rest of
      the world

The Five Talents Recognition

In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus tells the story of the man who, going on a journey, entrusts his possessions to his servants. On his return, he found that the servant who was given five talents (Roman money) worked diligently to double the amount. The master said, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.” With this in mind, students who complete 140 hours or more of community service will receive the “Five Talents Recognition” at graduation.

students holding boxes from the food drive