Serving the Community
We want to encourage the student to experience the living of Jesus’ Gospel values through the many service projects that we have here. Several of our clubs are connected with theology or our department. Student Outreach to Society is the school-wide outreach program that includes everyone, students, faculty, staff, and parents. The philosophy is Jesus’ Gospel message of caring for others. We are one of the few schools that allow students to deliver Meals on Wheels (with parents driving) during school hours. We also plug into the Salvation Army evening meal program for the homeless, two tutoring programs, “adopt” at least 18 children at Christmas, have a Halloween Carnival for disadvantaged children that stresses literacy, hold food drives for Commonwealth Catholic Charities and Little Sisters of the Poor, and collect feminine hygiene products for Sylvia’s Sisters.
In 2019, we held our first Day of Service. The entire school participated and students could choose to volunteer at one of nineteen different sites across Richmond. These sites included the American Red Cross, At Home Hospice, Beechwell Adult Day Program, Bridging RVA, Coal Pitt Learning Center, Evelyn D. Reinhart Guest House, FeedMore, Henrico County Fire Department, James River Association, James River Parks System, Little Sisters of the Poor, Richmond Animal League, Safe Harbor, Salvation Army, Shalom Farms, St. Bridget Catholic School , St. Francis Home, St. Mary Catholic School, and Thrifty Sisters.
We also live the Gospel through CALM, Contributing Actively to Liturgy and Ministry, a club chaired by the student chaplains. The group helps select music and readings for our chapel services. Students participate in the national and state-wide March for Life. Even though we are an independent school, we also connect with many diocesan programs as well.