About Service Learning
Service Learning is an organization of student leaders who are dedicated to service in our school, community, and the world. Service Learning leaders are required to take our Human and Social Services class, which is when our students plan and organize service opportunities and days of service for our school. In order to join, students must fill out an application in the spring, in addition to an interview with a small committee of teachers. Service leaders are expected to be role models for our student body in an effort to expand and deepen our call to service as Christians. Students must be selfless, dedicated, and hard working to keep up with the high demands and expectations required of the group.
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Service Hours Requirement
All students are required to earn service hours every semester. Service hour sheets are due to the student's theology teacher by the end of the semester. Service hours must have a direct correlation with the Corporal Works of Mercy.
Hours Required by Grade:
Junior High: 2
The seven Corporal Works of Mercy are:
Feed the Hungry
Give Drink to the Thirsty
Shelter the Homeless
Clothe the Naked
Visit the Sick
Visit the Imprisoned
Bury the Dead
Service Learning Events:
Jr. High Day of Service
Freshman Day of Service
Sophomore Day of Service
Junior Day of Service
Senior Day of Service
Service Hours Due Date: Friday, December 6
Service Learning Mission Statement: “But the greatest among you shall be your servant.” Matthew 23:11
Cardinal Ritter High School recognizes and acknowledges the importance of serving others in day-to-day activities. Following in Cardinal Joseph Ritter’s footsteps, students strive to see past others’ differences to focus on each person’s dignity.
Students attending Cardinal Ritter can be seen throughout the entire Indianapolis community, specifically within RitterTown, a program devoted to serving those within the Ritter neighborhood. Students also display a passion for feeding and clothing the homeless and impoverished in a variety of ways.
The goal of Cardinal Ritter’s service program is for students to understand the importance of living in Solidarity with every human person. Graduating seniors are given the tools to carry out Christ’s mission of always placing others first as they enter the next step in their young lives.