Campus Ministry

Works of Mercy

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CURRENT WORKS OF MERCY OPPORTUNITIES!
Through our dynamic Works of Mercy service program, our goal is to promote lives dedicated to service. As our students develop and express a love of God and of neighbor through their participation in the Corporal & Spiritual Works of Mercy, they strive to become beacons of light for the world.

“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.’ Then the righteous will answer him and say, ‘Lord when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? When did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? When did we see you ill or in prison, and visit you?’ And the King will say in reply, ‘Amen, I say to you whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.’ Matthew 25:34-40
 
It is in this Gospel of Matthew, that we find the basis of the Works of Mercy Service Program at St. John XXIII College Preparatory. This program is one of the tangible ways that St. John XXIII educates the total person. As the parents and primary educators of your children, we will seek your involvement and assistance in achieving this goal.
 
Students are required to complete a minimum of 100 Works of Mercy Hours over their 4 years at St. John XXIII according to the schedule below. In addition, each grade level will be assigned a particular Focus Area.

FRESHMEN:
Focus Area….”Feed the Hungry, Tend to the Needs of the Homeless, Care for the Elderly or the Disabled”
Students should earn 15 hours. Hours must be complete by February 4, 2019.

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SOPHOMORES:
Focus Area….”Feed the Hungry, Tend to the Needs of the Homeless, Care for the Elderly or the Disabled”
Students should earn 20 hours. Hours must be complete by March 4, 2019.

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JUNIORS:
Focus Area…”Teach the Disadvantaged, Care for the Elderly or the Disabled”
Students should earn 30 hours. Hours must be complete by March 25, 2019.

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SENIORS:
Focus Area…Seniors are free to choose their focus area.
Students should earn 35 hours. Hours must be complete by April 1, 2019.

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****At least 1/2 of the student’s hours must be earned interacting directly with the people that the agency serves! STUDENTS MUST WORK WITHIN THEIR FOCUS AREAS****

In addition, students need to be working with an approved agency, organization, church, shelter, or at a St. John XXIII sponsored event identified as a Work of Mercy. If your organization is not listed on the Current Works of Mercy Opportunities page, you MUST get prior approval or risk the possibility of repeating your hours!

WHAT DOES NOT COUNT:
• Working with sports teams/cheer teams etc. will NOT fulfill your requirement unless the individuals are disabled.
* Students working as camp counselors or CCE/VBS workers or similar, may only count this opportunity during their Junior year at SJ23 (unless the population is physically handicapped)
• Caring for members of your family or caring for animals will NOT fulfill our Works of Mercy requirement.
• No more than 10% of your total hours may be earned directly helping our school.

PROCESS FOR COMPLETING YOUR WoM REQUIREMENT:
Students will be required to complete a WoM Plan, describing how their hours will be completed. Plans will be due in the Theology classes by the due date assigned.
Once the hours are earned, students are required to turn in their signed WoM Verification forms. Verification forms MUST be signed by the student’s supervisor! The Campus Ministry office is required to verify with the agency that all hours have been completed. (All WoM Verification forms for summer hours must be turned in by September 1st in order to receive credit.) Ongoing in-class assignments throughout the year will be given to assess the student’s progress. A final Project/Presentation will be assigned in the Theology classes that will summarize the student’s WoM activity.

Whenever possible, we will provide service opportunities throughout the summer and the school year. Opportunities will be posted in the Campus Ministry office, on our school website, announced after weekly Mass, and communicated through the weekly newsletter. Ultimately, it is the responsibility of each student to schedule their service projects.

INCOMPLETE WoM REQUIREMENT:
Senior students who have not completed their WoM requirement will not be allowed to participate in graduation ceremonies. Freshman, Sophomore, and Junior students who have not completed their WoM requirement will not receive report cards, schedules, or transcripts and will not be permitted to advance to the next grade level.

***ANY student who has not fulfilled their WoM requirement will not be permitted to attend Prom***

HOW CAN PARENTS GET INVOLVED? We could not provide such worthwhile service opportunities without the assistance of our parents! We will need parents to drive students to service venues and to help with organizing opportunities. We will also need volunteer chaperones! Please contact the Campus Ministry office if you are willing to help.

Works of Mercy Opportunities


To sign up for the following projects please contact Ms. Bergeron Guido

  • November 8: Heritage Park
  • November 14: Neighborhood Kidz Club
  • November 17: Mamie George

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  • Freshmen

    Freshman Volunteering
      
    FEED THE HUNGRY,
    TEND TO THE NEEDS 
    OF THE HOMELESS,
    CARE FOR THE
    ELDERLY OR DISABLED

    15 hours required
    Due Date - February 4, 2019

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  • Sophomores

    Sophomore Volunteering
     
    FEED THE HUNGRY, 
    TEND TO THE NEEDS 
    OF THE HOMELESS,
    CARE FOR THE
    ELDERLY OR DISABLED


    20 hours required
    Due Date - March 4, 2019

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  • Juniors

    Junior Volunteering
     
    TEACH THE
    DISADVANTAGED,
    CARE FOR THE
    ELDERLY OR DISABLED



    30 hours required
    Due Date - March 25, 2019

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  • Seniors

    Senior Volunteering
     
    SENIORS ARE FREE
    TO CHOOSE A FOCUS AREA




    35 hours required
    Due Date - April 1, 2019
STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO WORK WITHIN THE FOCUS AREA ASSIGNED TO THEIR GRADE LEVEL!! 
 

Please see current Works of Mercy opportunities by grade level above.
Click on your grade level for more information.
Please contact Ms. Bergeron Guido at lbergeron@sj23lions.org, or visit her in the Campus Ministry office for additional information.


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