The purpose of fulfilling Christian service hours while attending CCHS is to practice the teachings of Jesus Christ (put our FAITH in ACTION) and to actively live out our CCHS Mission “To witness to the Gospel”. Service has always been a hallmark of Christianity and an outreach to the local and global community. Our service hours are modeled after the Gospel of Matthew 25 where Jesus says: “Truly, I tell you, whatever you did for the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” - Matthew 25:40
Every student is required to complete a minimum of 25 service hours per year of which 5 hours are Project Light (rubrics separate) by the deadline. A CCHS graduate student would have completed a minimum of 100 hours during their 4 years of High School.
Students are expected to fulfill the precepts of the Church, live out the Corporal/Spiritual works of Mercy and support Catholic Education events for their service hours. Students are called to freely share their time, treasure and talent without receiving any payment, reward or monetary donation for their service hours. Students may not serve their immediate family, rather are expected to serve their school, parish, local/global communities and non- profit organizations. All Christian Service Hours must be approved by the Christian Service Coordinator to ensure the hours will be counted on their transcript. Service hours will be tracked and approved through a mobile service app called HelperHelper.
The school has purchased a mobile service app- HelperHelper which every student will be required to use on their personal mobile or other computer device. Every student will be receiving an email from HelperHelper with information on how to download the app and began using- to track your summer and school service hours. Service opportunities will be available with times slots & dates on the HelperHelper app or students may create a service opportunity not listed on the app and will need to receive validation of the service from the CCHS Christian Service Coordinator.