Christian Service is more than community service; it is about living out the Christian love ethic, and so, any service must offer itself to at least one of those pursuits: love of God, love of neighbor, and love of self (St. Luke 10:27).
This is how we judge what is 'Christian Service'. If there is a special interest the student has in an organization they would like to serve at, they must get it pre-approved by the Director of Christian Service, Mr. Presley.
Students will need to email Mr. Presley prior to the start of their service. Please keep in mind that all services must conform to the teachings of the Catholic Church (this will be strictly adhered to).
In order to have hours approved by ND, students must have their hours verified by the contact person in charge of the event or service activity. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that their contact person fills out the emailed verification form. Any hours submitted without the contact verification will result in getting their hours denied. Parents of the student, as well as other students, can NOT verify hours.
Service Hour Restrictions
All service hours should be completed with or on behalf of a reputable organization for verification purposes. Activities like “walking a dog”, babysitting, tutoring, etc. will not be approved (unless it is a service on behalf of an organization). Moreover, parents/guardians and other students can NOT verify student claims. All donation claims must be school-sponsored or have the approval of the director BEFORE donations can be considered as Christian Service at NDHS. We do not want students donating all of their service hours. Moreover, all donation claims are capped at 3 hours max (1 bag = 1 hour of service, using best judgment on the size of the bag). All service activities are subject to the approval and discretion of the Christian Service director.
Christian Service Awards- Holy Cross Awards
At ND, we strive to recognize the various achievements our students have accomplished throughout the academic year. In order to be considered for this award, which is open to all grade levels, students must complete their Christian Service hours by February 1st.
Awards for Seniors
The Archdiocese of Los Angeles awards high school seniors the Archdiocesan Christian Service Award. In order for students to be considered for this award, they must have completed all of their hours by February 1st, of their senior year.
Should students have any questions about X2Vol or places to do their Christian Service Hours, they should email Mr. Presley or stop by his office during x-period.