Community Outreach

Community outreach is an important part of student life and provides opportunities to learn from others whose experiences may differ from his/her own. Personal sacrifice in service to others and encouraging students to develop a commitment to helping those in need is an integral part of our Catholic faith.  Our student body participates in service projects throughout each school year. Examples of community service projects include collecting canned goods, winter coats and baby items for those in need. Our middle school students also participate in sorting and delivering these items to various locations.

2018/2019 MISSIONS AND MINISTRY

· Made cards for local assisted living and nursing homes

· Donated $500 to St. Paul School in North Carolina after Hurricane Florence

· Collected and delivered 5,000 cans and $1,200 to LaFollette Food Life Services

· Filled stocking from Sewing Buddies of Concord Hills with toiletry items and donated $225 to Catholic Charities and Under the Bridge Ministry

· Contributed $580 to the Ulster Project

· Baby Bottle Drive- Collected money for the Pregnancy Help Center

· Grades K-2 toured local nursing homes to perform a short musical

· Tiny Saints- St. Vincent de Paul Society- Donated baked goods to local veterans, created prayer cards, sang Christmas Carols to nursing home residents, wrapped Christmas gifts for underprivileged families, made Valentine candy bags and Easter baskets for children in need with Catholic Charities, made Rosary keychains for and notes honoring the Evangelizing Sisters of Mary

· Donated four large bins of gently used children’s clothes along with $457 to Compassion Closet

· Donated $508 to the Knoxville Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Middle school students are required to accumulate the following number of service hours per semester:

  • Grade 5 – two hours per semester
  • Grade 6 – four hours per semester
  • Grade 7 – six hours per semester
  • Grade 8 – eight hours per semester