STUDENT SERVICE PROGRAM
Holy Name Service Hours are an opportunity for students to reach out beyond their comfort zones, live out the good news of the Gospel, and perform the Church’s Corporal Works of Mercy. The Corporal Works of Mercy include:
Feed the Hungry
Give Drink to the Thirsty
Clothe the Naked
Shelter the Homeless
Visit the Sick
Visit the Imprisoned
Bury the Dead
Every student must fill out and turn in the Service Hour Log Sheet, which can be downloaded here. A due date will be announced in the spring.
Students are able to identify service projects on their own. However, if service project ideas are needed, please consider the following:
Bowling with the Disabled: Thursdays after school at Red Circle Lanes (6056 State Rd, Cleveland, OH 44134) from 3 to 4:45 p.m. To sign-up, write your name on the sheet taped to the Chapel Door. If you have any questions, contact Theology Teacher Mr. Kevin Ontko at email@example.com.
Needs Cleveland: Needs Cleveland is a 501(c)(3) non-profit donation center that accepts donations of clothing, shoes, household items, toys and most items suitable for use. You can help at our store or at any events held by Needs Cleveland. The more volunteers they have, the more hours they can be open to the public. If you would like to donate, volunteer or help, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students may also consider volunteering at:
• Boys & Girls Club of Cleveland
• Catholic Charities
• Cleveland Foodbank
• Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless (NEOCH)
• Providence House
• Society of St. Vincent de Paul – Cleveland
• St. Augustine Hunger Center
• Local Nursing Homes
• Tutoring Programs
• Parish School of Religion (PSR) or Sunday School
• Vacation Bible School
By the end of their senior year students will have done a minimum of seventy (70) hours of service. Seniors will be required to write a two-page summary/reflection paper about their volunteer experience.
Our goals are:
- To have students realize that it is our Christian obligation to serve others as Christ did.
- To meet family, school and community needs.
- To enrich students’ lives through volunteer experiences.
- To have individual extracurricular groups develop and implement service projects within and outside the school.
Freshman Year (20 Hours of Service)
1. Students will be required to do at least sixteen (16) hours of “family service.” The service must be out of the realm of ordinary family responsibility. An example might be a student cleaning his/her bedroom is an ordinary responsibility, whereas babysitting for cousins without pay is out of the ordinary and is considered family service. This service can be done for an immediate or extended family member. All activities must be listed on the log sheet and must be signed by the person(s) for whom the service was provided.
2. At least one group service project (a minimum of four  hours) is encouraged. Group projects may be provided by the school and/or various extracurricular groups. Hours served must be kept on the log sheet and must have proper signatures.
Sophomore Year (20 Hours of Service)
1. Group and/or individual service will be accepted as long as an accurate log sheet with proper signatures is submitted. Group service projects may be provided by the school and/or various extracurricular groups. The total number of service hours must be at least twenty (20), but you are certainly encouraged to go beyond this minimum number.
2. The emphasis will be on service to the school.
Junior Year (20 Hours of Service)
Group and/or individual service will be accepted as long as an accurate log sheet with proper signatures is submitted. Group service projects may be provided by the school and/or various extracurricular groups. The total number of service hours must be at least twenty (20), but you are certainly encouraged to go beyond this minimum number.
Senior Year (10 Hours of Service and a Reflection Paper)
1. Group and/or individual service will be accepted as long as an accurate log sheet with proper signatures is submitted.
2. A summary/reflection paper of at least two pages will also be required. The paper must follow the guidelines which will be provided. The paper is due by the first Friday after Easter vacation, but may be handed in to the service advisor any time after completion of the volunteer service. The total number of service hours must be at least ten (10), but you are certainly encouraged to go beyond this minimum number.