Christian Service and Outreach
Each year, students are required to complete 25 hours of Christian Service as part of their graduation requirement. This reflects a commitment to our mission as a Viatorian school and our conviction that service to others is a constitutive element of Christian life.
The Christian Service Program is designed to help students of Saint Viator High School develop into people of compassion and knowledge, people committed to justice, and people called by God to serve others. Our program seeks to put into action Gospel values rooted in Catholic Social Teaching and the mission/vision of the Clerics of St. Viator, our founding order. During their four years at Saint Viator, students will use their particular gifts and talents on a local, regional and global level. A fundamental aspect of this program is reflection. Reflection helps students process and more fully understand the ways in which service experiences enhance personal growth and spiritual maturity. Students in every grade level engage in a formalized reflection process through their religion classes.
Throughout the year, various service projects are made available to the students. This information is updated on a rolling basis.
If you have questions about an agency, please contact them directly. If you have suggestions about a new opportunity, please contact Mr. Hisgen.
Permission forms for ongoing service trips are available in the Christian Service Office.
Except for school sponsored events, Saint Viator High School assumes no responsibility for students while they serve their Christian Service hours. While these service sites are generally presumed safe for our students, it is the parents' responsibility to ensure the safety of their children while off of the Saint Viator High School campus. Saint Viator High School strongly encourages all students to plan to do their service in pairs or groups.