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.||March 17|
|Forms from Semester 2 service hours are due||April 30|
Goals of Service
The Christian Service Program through service to others:
• seeks to instill a passion for
justice and peace in every AWHS
• unites and involves each student
with their community
• allows each student to “put their
faith into action”
• encourages students to live out
• promotes students to reflect on
the impact their work has had on
both themselves and the rest of
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.