The St. Sebastian's community continued the tradition of working together to help those in need during the time around Thanksgiving by collecting non-perishable food items and helping the Catholic Charities.
Integral to the School’s mission, the Service Program enables us to put our faith in action. By engaging directly with the people they serve, students understand the Gospel’s truth that to love God, one must love his neighbor, particularly neighbors most in need.
The Service Program is required of all students throughout the calendar year. Students’ work has included tutoring and mentoring inner city youth, coordinating clothing and food drives, serving at food pantries, helping run programs for senior citizens, and assisting both children and adults with physical and mental disabilities.
Beginning in mid-April, each senior is required to commit a significant number of hours to service in the community. The work done at the placement site must involve consistent one-on-one contact. Through weekly discussion groups, seniors are required to reflect upon the meaning of their experience, and to articulate those reflections in an oral presentation. At the conclusion of their service period, the entire senior class gathers in the Chapel to share their stories with one another and with the faculty. This morning of oral presentation often ranks among each senior’s finest hours.
The service program has been enhanced by a grant from the Edward E. Ford Foundation.
St. Sebastian's senior Kristian Nordby gave a speech at the Needham Veterans Day Ceremony at Memorial Park on November 11, 2021.
On Saturday, October 23rd, St. Sebastian's 9th and 10th graders headed back to the Miracle League, a non-profit that gives children with disabilities a chance to play baseball.
This past Saturday, September 25, members of the 9th and 10th grade volunteered at the Miracle League, which was the first game since October 2019 and marks the 10th year St. Sebastian's has partnered with the Miracle League.
On Thursday, September 23 St. Sebastian’s senior Maxwell Surprenant, along with a group of 7th and 8th graders he recruited, assembled 270 “blessing bags” for people in need as part of Catching Joy’s Blessing Bags Project.
On April 1, the 9th graders worked together to assemble 30,000 servings to be shipped to help the neediest people in Haiti's northern region.
Men’s Association President, Mike Frisoli P’17,’19,’21,’22,’26, and Director of Service, John Eaton, hosted the annual father-son service project at the Pine Street Inn on Thursday, March 4.
During the last two months, St. Sebastian's International Club Members were divided into nine groups and tasked to raise money for an international charity of their choosing.