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Community Service Opportunities

Below are some of the ways students can participate in community service throughout the school year. For more information, please contact John Eaton at

Grades 7 and 8

Annual Cradles Crayons Needham Clothing Drive

Lower School Students lead the community clothing drive and deliver clothes to Needham High. Students then help at the community sorting drive, typically the first week of April.

Father Bill’s Food Pantry

Lower School Students, along with students from Ursuline, prepare and deliver sandwiches to Father Bill’s food pantry. Father Bill serves needy families throughout the South Shore.

Golf For All

Each Monday evening – in Spring, Summer, and Fall – students help athletes with disabilities participate in Golf. This service opportunity takes place at Braintree Municipal Golf Course.

Cor Unum Christmas Toy Drive

Students collect Christmas presents for this annual toy drive that benefits needy families in the Lawrence Area.

Grade 9

Miracle League of Massachusetts

Ninth graders as given the chance to assist young adults with disabilities as they play baseball on Saturday mornings. This event is held twice in the fall, and twice in the spring in Acton, MA.

Grade 10

After School Tutoring at St. Pope John Paul II Academy

Every Wednesday of the year, the students travel to Lower Mills section of Dorchester to tutor and mentor elementary students of St. Pope John Paul II Academy.

Grade 11

Paulist Center Community Breakfast

This breakfast takes place on the third Saturday of each month. Juniors help prepare and serve breakfast to the homeless in Boston. This event is housed at 5 Park Street, across from the State House.

Grade 12

Senior Service Program

Beginning in mid-April, each senior is required to commit a significant number of hours to service in the community. Through weekly discussion groups, seniors are required to reflect upon the meaning of their experience, and to articulate those reflections in an oral presentation.

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Immersion Projects

During March break, Immersion Projects have also taken place. In past years, students have traveled to Haiti and New Orleans, as well as participating in an Urban Immersion in Boston.

Community Projects

Father/Son Chop-A-Thon

Fathers and sons chop produce which will be used later in the week at a homeless shelter. This opportunity is led by the Men’s Association at the Pine Street Inn and is typically held on a Sunday in late January.

Partnership with San Miguel

Service opportunities include: backpack packing, Homecoming, Christmas Book Drive, Annual field day in July

Pope John Paul II Field Days

St. Sebastian’s hosts field days for students from grades 5 through 8 during the second week in June.