Service is an integral part of each student’s Catholic education at St. Josaphat School – an experience of both giving and receiving from those served. The school’s service program is designed to help students become aware of the varying needs of others and to respond actively to those needs. Parental involvement provides students with Christian role models and promotes students’ independent desire to serve others.
Service Club is an extracurricular activity open for students in sixth through eighth grade. The Service Club organizes a variety of service opportunities throughout the year. Some examples of projects include tutoring younger SJS students after school, supervising preschool students at school events, packing food at Feed My Starving Children, working at the Anti-Cruelty Society, and organizing a school supply drive for Books First.
Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos - NPH
Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos, which means “our little brothers and sisters,” is a charitable organization that cares for orphaned and abandoned children throughout Latin America. Each class at St. Josaphat School sponsors a child. Students donate money throughout the school year, which is used to provide housing, food, and education for their child. Students also write letters back and forth to the child they sponsor.
Altar servers assist the priest at school and weekend liturgies, as well as funerals and weddings. Trainings are offered every school year, and students in fifth grade and above can participate.
Helping Hands Ministry
St. Josaphat Parish leads Helping Hands Ministry which feeds meals to the
homeless from our community every year. When age appropriate, students may participate by making sandwiches, packing lunches and distributing meals.