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CHRISTIAN SERVICE PHILOSOPHY AND PROGRAM


Marquette Academy has a philosophy based on the gospel message – community service and worship. To give form to the goal of service, all within this community are called to develop means of sharing Christ’s life and spirit with others within and beyond the school community. Service activities will draw from the love of Christ that is fostered at home and school and will become visible gifts from the heart- not seeking reward, but sharing love.

Marquette Academy faculty invites and encourages student participation and involvement in Christian service activities at all grade levels. Service projects and retreats are determined according to school goals. Students are expected to participate in all service projects and retreats. The Junior High will have at least one retreat each year.

Christian Service Hours

The Gospel of Matthew 25:34-40
 “Then the King will say to those at his right hand, ‘Come, O blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see thee hungry and feed thee or thirsty and gave thee drink?  And when did we see thee a stranger and welcome thee, or naked and clothe thee?  And when did we see thee sick or in prison and visit thee?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did that to me.’

Philosophy
 Completing Christian service hours is based on the Church’s teachings on the Works of Mercy.  The Catechism of the Catholic Church defines the Works of Mercy as, “Charitable actions by which we come to the aid of our neighbor in his spiritual and bodily necessities.  (2247)


Hourly Requirements for Grade School
 In order to be confirmed, students who attended MA last year must complete 25 hours of service by April 8, 2018.
 In order to be confirmed, students who are new to MA this year must complete 10.5 hours of service by April 8, 2018.
 In order to graduate, students who attended MA last year must complete 26.5 hours of service by May 2018.
 In order to graduate, students who are new to MA this year must complete 12 hours of service by May 2018.
 Students who fail to meet the above requirements will complete their service before school, during lunch recess, and after school daily until satisfying the hourly requirements.

Criteria
 Service hours completed before August  2018 must be turned in  to count toward the confirmation and graduation hourly requirements.

 A minimum of 5 service hours must be completed at/for Marquette Academy.
 Supervisors must be at least 18 years old and not members of your immediate family.
 All other previously stated criteria are no longer applicable.
 Christian service hours will be collected on the first school day of each month.


Hourly Requirements for High School
Students are required to complete 30 hours per year of Christian Service. Students who have not completed this requirement by May 15th will not be allowed to take their final exams until all hours are completed.

Students are required to have a total of 120 hours for graduation. If a student does not have their hours completed he/she will not be allowed to take par tint eh graduation ceremonies.


Marquette Academy Service Opportunities
Gather @ Gould, Labor of Love, Turkey Dinner, Pancake Breakfasts, Christmas Bazaar, Lip Sync, Fish Dinner, Garage Sale, May Merriment, CCD, Tutoring, daily little stuff, etc…