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Service

As Catholic Christians, we are called to use our time, talent, and treasure to serve the needs of others. God designed us to make a difference with our lives and expects us to give something back. We were created to add to life on earth and not just take from it. Service to others is a gift we continually call upon to help those in need.

Our stewardship activity includes:

School

Our school community serves by being stewards of the gifts we have been given:

  • caring for our classrooms and materials through recycling and respectful use
  • caring for one another through our words and actions
  • cleaning our physical grounds by picking up litter
  • reducing the amount of waste in our cafeteria and composting when possible

Parish

Our school community serves our parish community by:
  • assisting with set-up for our annual parish Fall Festival
  • writing thank you letters for donations to the school to recognize the generosity of our faithful patrons
  • saying the Rosary on Thursdays at 1:00 pm with St. Francis of Assisi Parish members

Community

Our school community serves our local community by:
  • participating in numerous service projects throughout the school year including: picking up litter during the city-wide “Litter Bit Better” campaign
  • volunteering as bell ringers for the Salvation Army Red Kettle campaign
  • providing entertainment to the Sisters of St. Francis at Christmas to show our appreciation to those who have committed their lives to us and to God
  • visiting residents in the nursing home twice a month offering the greatest gifts of all, our time and our love
  • collecting for Catholic Charities baby bottle campaign (Matthew 25:40)
  • making placemats and fleece blankets for Crisis Nursery to provide essential care products of comfort to the "littlest among us."

World

Our school community serves our world by:

  • our Student Council coordinating an Advent collection for Mission Childhood Association to care for God's children throughout the world
  • collecting monetary funds for Catholic Relief Services Operation Rice Bowl to offer the hungry not only a healthy meal, but also hope
  • System-wide food and dry goods collection campaign in support of the students and families of the Catholic St. Mary’s Mission School on the Red Lake Indian Reservation in northern Minnesota