The gifts will be distributed by Catholic Charities at sites in both Boston and Brockton.
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.
MISSION IN ACTION
Below are just a few of the many ways our students have made a difference recently.
Over fifty participating students from St. Sebastian's, San Miguel School and Ursuline Academy made 35 blankets.
This year's food drive was a huge success due to the generosity of the St. Sebastian's community.
Students participated in a program that allows people with disabilities the chance to enjoy golf.
Over the course of the 2016-2017 School year, the junior class continued its tradition of helping the Paulist Center's Community Breakfast Project.
The boys played games of soccer and flag football on our fields, then enjoyed lunch and some indoor activities in Ward Hall.
Peter Pickard '18 was recognized as one of five "High School Heroes" for leading the team's efforts in raising money for breast cancer awareness.
Volunteers prepared lunches for homeless individuals served by Father Bill's shelter in Quincy and the MainSpring House in Brockton.