Junior High Service Hours

October, 2020
Dear Middle School Parents and Students,
We have all had to meet many challenges in this year of the Covid 19 pandemic. One of the most important thing that we have all had to do is to safeguard the health of everyone we come in contact with and because of this, I am making necessary changes on how we will do service hours this school year. Service to others is an essential part of being a Catholic Christian. It is the way we live out our faith. It is the action that we saw Jesus take when He saw anyone in need of his mercy and compassion. At Baptism we all took on that same challenge: to live as Jesus did. In all of the stories about Jesus we see Him show kindness and healing to others. The Catholic Church asks us to do this by serving others through acts known as the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy. Corporal means helping others with the needs of the body, such as feeding the hungry and Spiritual refers to helping them in areas such as praying for others or by forgiving someone who may have hurt you. For this year, we will have one theme a month that can be performed to give Christian service to others. This service may be done as many times as possible. There is not numbers of good actions that can be done. On the following pages you will find a list of the monthly themes. Students may perform these acts of charity at any time of the school year but it would be a good idea to follow the schedule as well. Please do these acts of kindness safely and always record them and share them with your teacher/catechist.

God bless you,
Mrs. Josephine Bastianoni


If you have any questions regarding Service Hour requirements, please contact:
Josephine Bastianoni, Junior High Director of Religious Education
(630) 530-5262       email:  [email protected]