CHRISTIAN Service

Service is an important piece of a Christian education, thus an important aspect of Hayden’s culture.

Hayden students are required to volunteer for 20 hours of service per year to help meet the needs of their parish and community. Students can start on their hours for the next year at the completion of the previous school year. Allowing time for adjusting to high school, freshmen will be asked to volunteer for only 10 hours.

The service hour requirement breakdown is as follows:

 

FRESHMEN          10 total 5 parish hours, 3 Corporal Works of Mercy hours

SOPHOMORE      20 total 10 parish hours, 5 Corporal Works of Mercy hours

JUNIOR                20 total 10 parish hours, 5 Corporal Works of Mercy hours

SENIOR                20 total 10 parish hours, 5 Corporal Works of Mercy hours

 

Half way through the year students must have half of their hours completed (Freshmen - 5; Sophomore, Junior, Senior - 10). These hours do not need to be specified, they can be either parish, Corporal Works of Mercy or other. Service forms will be accepted 1 month after completion of service.

In the Catholic tradition, the seven Corporal Works of Mercy are found in the teachings of Christ and are the model of how to charitably treat our neighbors' bodily needs. Simply put, Corporal Works of Mercy are services performed for the poor and most vulnerable members of society. They include: feeding the hungry, giving drink to the thirsty, clothing the naked, sheltering the homeless, comforting the sick, visiting those in prison, and burying the dead.

For those students that do not belong to a parish, speak to the Campus Minister. Arrangements will be made to suit your situation.


PROCESS

  1. Print a service hours form (link found below). You may also find blank forms located in the campus ministry room.
  2. Bring to the service experience and have it signed by your supervisor.
  3. Place the signed form in the labeled box located in the campus ministry room. Make sure to submit your form before 1 month has lapsed after service.
  4. Be sure to have the paperwork submitted in accordance with the timeline below.

DURING REMOTE LEARNING

  1. Complete Service.
  2. Fill out online "Remote | Service Verification Form" located below. Note the reflection question at the bottom of the Google Form. This form may ONLY be used during remote learning days.
  3. Make sure to submit your form before 1 month has lapsed after service.
  4. Be sure to have the paperwork submitted in accordance with the timeline below.

2020-2021 SERVICE DUE DATES

  • September 9 -  Summer Hours Due
  • REVISED - December 14 - Half Hours Due
    • Hours do not need to be specified
    • Freshmen - 5 hours
    • Sophomore, Junior, Senior - 10 hours
  • April 21 - Seniors must have all hours completed and submitted.
  • April 28 - Freshmen, Sophomore, Junior Classes must have all hours completed.

Mother Teresa of Calcutta Award

“Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.” | Mother Teresa of Calcutta

The Mother Teresa of Calcutta Award is given every year to one student from each grade who dedicates a significant amount of time to service, especially the Corporal Works of Mercy.

  1. Feed the hungry. 
  2. Give drink to the thirsty.
  3. Clothe the naked.
  4. Shelter the homeless.
  5. Comfort the sick.
  6. Visit those in prison.
  7. Bury the dead.

To be eligible, a student must complete 100 hours of service per year and complete a reflection essay. Among those eligible, a recipient will be chosen by the Campus Ministry team. 

Questions?

Mr. Jared Samson, Service Coordinator

samsonj@haydencatholic.net