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Service

Overview
Seton Catholic Prep Christian Service Program

Seton Catholic College Prep requires students at each grade level to perform community service.  This requirement expresses at the deepest level who we are as a Catholic school. We aspire to teach our students to live their faith by imitating Jesus Christ, whose ministry on earth focused largely on service to those in need, whether they be sick, lonely, hungry, or simply neglected by society. Our hope is that through this service, students will become aware of their responsibilities as Christians to serve others, especially those in need. 

Required hours for each year

Freshman year: 20 hours 

Sophomore year: 20 hours 

Junior year: 30 hours 

Senior Year Project: Minimum of 30 hours 

*100 total hours* are required in order to graduate from Seton Catholic Prep.

Senior Project

Each senior must plan and carry out an independent, meaningful, long-term Service Project that benefits the larger community outside of Seton Catholic. More information will be discussed at the start of the school year. If a senior has an idea for a Senior Project and would like to get started this summer, please contact Mrs. Dirksen for approval.

Tracking Your Service Hours 

All hours should be logged on MobileServe. If students have any past hours that still need to be logged, please do so immediately.

Direct Community Service Opportunities

There are a multitude of organizations in the Vancouver area who are in need of volunteers and meet the criteria for completing service at Seton Catholic. A list of approved Community Service Project/Agencies can be found on the Seton Catholic website, or outside the Campus Ministry office. Please see Mrs. Dirksen for more information regarding community service opportunities.

 

What would count for Direct Community Service hours? (*this is not an exhaustive list - please see Campus Ministry for more details)

Camp Attitude

March for Life

Bloodworks

Catholic Community Services

Parish Opportunities

St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank

 

Indirect Community Service Opportunities
Throughout the year, there are many school service opportunities and projects, which can make up the other amount of required hours. Listed below are some of those opportunities:
Celebrate Seton - Fall
Open House - Fall     
Scholarship Breakfast - Spring
New Student Night - Spring
 
What would count for Other Indirect Service hours? (*this is not an exhaustive list - please see Campus Ministry for more details)
Seton Events or Service
Family Animal Care
Babysitting/Yard Assistance
Student Reflection

Each student must complete a written reflection on his/her service experience (see attached) and turn it in to their Theology teacher. All service hours, documentation, and reflection assignments must be completed by May 1st. The service requirement comprises 10% of students’ fourth quarter Theology grade. 


Jesus' message is to love your neighbor and serve your brothers and sisters. 

"Our love is not to be just words or mere talk, but something real and active." (1 Jn. 3:18)

Erin Dirksen

Director of Campus Ministry / Service Leadership Coordinator

edirksen@setonhigh.org