- Christian Service
As the gap between the rich and the poor expands worldwide, it is Bishop Verot’s goal to teach our students to fight for social justice and embrace the marginalized of our society. Through religion class, retreats, Mass, and prayer we strive everyday to instill Christ’s love and compassion in our students and the entire Verot Family.
One of the greatest ways to impact and improve the larger community is through Christian service. Verot’s active Christian service policy holds each student responsible for their role in changing society. They must complete a minimum of 100 Christian service hours centered on “hands on” and direct experience with those in need over the course of four years. When we are exposed to the injustices that surmount our society and can truly identify with the marginalized, we seek change. Our hope is every student will have a life changing experience driving them to continue to serve the greater community beyond their time at Bishop Verot.
Last year alone, our students completed over 25,000 Christian service hours. The difference one person can make is significant, but the difference an entire community can make is overwhelming. As a Catholic school, our students should not only be ranked by their academic successes, but by their engagement with the marginalized of our society. It is our hope our Christian service policy helps to plant the seed of faith and love in the students of Bishop Verot.
For the Christian Service Policy and Requirements, including eligible service sites, please click here.
Please download the Christian Service Form.
Service Hour Requirements:
Freshmen and Sophomores - 20 hours
Juniors and Seniors - 30 hours
Hours exceeding the minimum requirement will not apply to the next school year. However, students may turn in more than the required amount if they would like them recorded.
Service Hour due dates for the 2022 - 2023 school year
*Summer Hours for all grade levels are due on Thursday, September 1, 2022.
Seniors - Friday, March 3, 2023
Juniors, Sophomores, and Freshmen - Friday, April 28, 2023
Reminders about turning in your service hours:
- Use the BV service hours form
- Fill it out completely including a signature and contact information for the supervisor
- All service must be done at a pre-approved site from the approve site list or given pre-approval by Mr. Rode prior to completing the service
- Hours may be turned in at any time, please do not wait until the deadline to turn in all hours
For more information or pre-approval, please contact the Christian Service Coordinator, Mr. Rode, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Theology - Christian Service Assignment
Beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, all students will be required to submit a comprehensive assignment reflecting on their Christian service each semester. It is recommended students keep a detailed record of all Christian service completed over the summer including the specific tasks done. Pictures and videos may be taken also as long as they are approved by the facility and reflect a spirit of compassion and humility. Completing the Christian Service form with signatures is required.
Bishop Verot Students Working in our Community