“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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions/comments/concerns.
Upcoming Parish Opportunities
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 email@example.com 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.
Babysitting at The O’Connor House! Please contact Ellie Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org for training more information. Babysitting opportunities occur on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday evenings.
Crux Camp is looking for counselors–graduated high-school seniors, college students, and young adults–interested in being part of our leadership team with other faith-filled Catholics to help in launching a short form of our adventure camp.
Potential summer camp dates: July 7-9 and July 14-16
Potential fall camp dates: September 15-17 and October 6-8.
Interested in serving at one or more of these camps? Contact us at email@example.com. Sponsored by the Office of Vocations, Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana.
Upcoming Community Opportunities
Fishers YMCA has LOTS of community service opportunities with their various Spring Sports. Please view all opportunities here! Contact Melinda Nash to sign up for any of these service opportunities: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides Walk
The Great Strides Walk is one of the largest fundraisers for Cystic Fibrosis and is held on May 20th. They are in need of volunteers for several openings from 11am to around 6pm. This event meets at the American Legion Mall downtown Indianapolis. Please contact Diane Fehr via email@example.com or 317-979-0641 if you would like to sign up to volunteer!
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