“Serving with Love” Overview & Opportunities
You will be HAPPY yourself in making others happy!
~St. Mother Theodore Guerin
Requirement and Helpful Information
Parish Hours: Any service completed at a church/parish or for a church/parish. This includes helping out with any programs where we are serving our partner schools/parishes. Examples are, and not limited to: Camp Purple, 7th Grade Leadership Day, Guerin Catholic Garden, and Cathedral Soup Kitchen.
Community Service Hours: Any work done at Guerin Catholic or in the community. This includes, but not limited to babysitting, yard work, etc. for someone not in your immediate family.
Once you have completed your 18 parish hours, any additional parish hours will “spill into” community hours. Any community hours beyond your 12 required will “spill over” into extra. So, YOU MAY COMPLETE ALL 30 HOURS AT A PARISH or CHURCH.
What are the requirements? Students will complete a minimum of 120 service hours upon graduation. 30 hours will be required every year. Of these 30 service hours, at least 18 must be completed at a church or parish, or at an event sponsored by a church or parish. The other 12 can be served at Guerin Catholic or anywhere else within the community. For the 2016/17 School Year all service hours must be completed and entered into Canvas by May 7, 2017. Students who do not fulfill requirements will not be allowed to participate in extracurricular activities. (see Student Handbook page 24.)
Email Lauren LaCoy email@example.com if you have any questions/comments/concerns.
Upcoming Parish Opportunities
Celebrate Calm Workshop
Students are needed on Monday, March 27th from 7-9pm to help with the Celebrate Calm Workshop. Please contact Mr. McNamee at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to sign up.
First Eucharist Retreat Help
St. Louis de Montfort is in need of help for their First Eucharist Retreat on Saturday, March 25th. Available shifts are 8:30am-12 noon and/or 12:30-4:30p. Please contact Beth Craig at email@example.com if you would like to sign up!
Saint Maria Goretti Lenten Dinners from the Garden
SMG will be offering a simple dinner alternative to the traditional fish frys. On March 10th and March 24th the menu will include a few different soups, bread, salads, and kid-friendly, vegan and gluten-free options. Please consider signing up to volunteer for one or both events. Sign up here!
OLMC Tools for Schools Pre-Package Event
Please sign up to volunteer at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel’s Tools for School Pre-pack Event. We will organize and pre-fill bags with grade specific school supplies in anticipation for our big community event – Tools for School. During this event, OLMC Parish outfits hundreds of Hamilton County children with backpacks, school supplies and so much more! You will earn PARISH hours as you build your treasure in Heaven! OLMC’sTools for School – Parish Volunteer Hours
Knights of Columbus Brunch for the Gabriel Project
The Mater Dei Knights of Columbus Council #437 has teamed up with the sanctity of life committee at St. John’s to offer a delicious brunch while benefiting pro-life ministries in and around Indianapolis. Net proceeds fund the Gabriel Project, an organization committed to helping struggling mothers gain the hope and resources they need to choose life. The Gabriel Project offers peer to peer counseling, financial responsibility classes, mobile ultrasound services, and immediate, practical help to women and families experiencing difficult or unplanned pregnancies. Volunteers are needed to break down after the brunch: wash dishes, put away tables and chairs, store food, etc. Sign up Here!
OLMC Concessions Service Hours
OLMC Concessions Service Hours will now be housed through a new website — please sign up here: http://signup.com/go/MCzg7r
St. Peter and Paul’s Cathedral Soup Kitchen Guerin Catholic needs your help feeding the homeless!! Earn 4 parish hours while giving a smile and lunch to the homeless on the 4th Saturday of every month! Click here to sign up.
4th Saturday of the Month – St. Vincent de Paul Warehouse – is in need of your help! You helping clients shop and working in the warehouse. Please wear work clothes, no sandals and be ready to work! 🙂 Please email Twyla Arnold firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. Opportunity for 6 hours!!
OLMC’s Food Pantry: We need teen volunteers!! Teens ages 16 or older may volunteer alone, younger teens please sign up with an adult. We need up to 4 teens every Saturday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. You can sign up on the website and check out all the other opportunities to serve the Merciful Help Center.
OLMC is in need of Concession Stand Help! Please sign up here: OLMC Concessions — these will count for Parish Hours!
Babysitting at The O’Connor House! Please contact Ellie Jones at email@example.com for training more information. Babysitting opportunities occur on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday evenings.
Upcoming Community Opportunities
Basketball Pictures/Fundraisers/Trophy Days
- Saturday, March 18th: 8:45am-4:45pm
- Potential Shifts: 8:45am-11:15/11:15am-1:45pm/1:45pm-4:45
- Monday, March 20th: 5:30-7:30pm
- Thursday, March 23rd: 7:15-9:15pm
- Wednesday, April 26th: 5:15-7:15pm
- Saturday, April 29th: 9am-6pm
- Potential Shifts: 9am-noon/12-3pm/3-6pm
- Monday, May 1st: 5:30-7:30pm
The Y is in need of help at their swim meets on the following dates:
- Friday, April 21st
- 5:30pm – 8pm
Easter Eggstravaganza! Saturday, April 15th , 4-7pm at Fishers YMCA
If you are interested in any or all of these opportunities, please email Melinda Nash at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parish Contacts and Other Parish Opportunities
- Our Lady of Mt. Carmel – Youth Ministry Contact
- St. Elizabeth Ann Seton – Carmel
- Our Lady of Grace – Noblesville
- St. Maria Goretti – Westfield
- Holy Spirit at Geist – Fishers
- St. Louis de Montfort – Fishers
- St. Alphonsus Liguori – Zionsville
- St. John Vianney – Fishers
- Sacred Heart of Jesus – Cicero
Other local Catholic Parishes (outside our local deanery):
- St. Patrick’s – Kokomo
- St. Joan of Arc – Kokomo
- St. Mary’s – Anderson
- St. Simon – Indianapolis
- St. Monica – Indianapolis
- St. Joan of Arc – Indianapolis
- St. Luke – Indianapolis