Student Life
High School
Campus Ministry


Putting Our Faith Into Action

We strive to live out the message that “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms” (1 Peter 4:10). Here at St. Mary’s, we want to cultivate not only a heart for Christ and His Church, but also a heart for service. Service allows us to put our faith into action. We want our students to learn that when we serve others we remember “…the words the Lord Jesus himself said: “It is more blessed to give than to receive” (Acts 20:35). We foster this by practicing the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy.

Service Requirement

Students are required to complete at least 75 hours of service in order to graduate.          
10 hrs
Serving the Church, children, and families
(tutoring, camps, Stanton Center, pregnancy centers, Boys and Girls Club,
CCD assistant, parish picnics and events)
15 hrs
Serving those in poverty
(Our Daily Bread, Saints for Tots, Light House Shelter, St. Vincent De Paul, homeless shelters, Sarah’s House, Food Link, food pantry)
20 hrs
Serving the elderly, sick, and disabled
(Little Sisters of the Poor, senior centers, Wellness House, AAMC, Special Olympics)
30 hrs
Serving the local or global community at one agency                                            
Seniors are required to write a one page typed reflection paper about their service.
(CHWC, Habitat for Humanity, Mission Trip, Catholic Charities, AAMC)

Service in Action

Corporal Works of Mercy

Feed the hungry
Give drink to the thirsty
Clothe the naked
Shelter the homeless
Visit the sick
Visit the imprisoned
Bury the dead

Spiritual Works of Mercy

Admonish the Sinner
Instruct the ignorant
Counsel the doubtful
Comfort the sorrowful
Bear wrongs patiently
Forgive all injuries
Pray for the living and the dead