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Celene A. Seamen, Principal
707 Salisbury Road, Columbus, OH 43204
614-276-5263

Sophomore Service

Campus Ministry 2018-2019

Living the Gospel Message (LTGM)

Sophomore Year Service Guidelines

Our Mission: 

Bishop Ready High School is committed to spiritual formation, academic distinction, and social responsibility in a Catholic tradition, wherein all persons are called to witness and reflect the gospel message of Jesus Christ.

 

GENERAL GUIDELINES

The following guidelines reflect the spirit and intent of promoting the gospel message outside of Bishop Ready High School.  Therefore, students are to seek opportunities for service in their home parish and their communities at large.

Students must accumulate a minimum of twenty-five (25) hours of service; they are to be earned from the first day of summer following their freshman year and must be completed by the last day of third quarter of their sophomore year.

The record of service hours must be completed on the Supervisor’s Evaluation Form.  A representative of the organization where the hours are earned must complete the entire form which is available under the Campus Ministry link from the brhs.org website. A parent or family member may not sign-off on a student’s Supervisor’s Evaluation Form.  In such instances where a parent or family member works for or is associated with the organization, another qualified member of the organization must sign the form.

It is suggested that students should be prepared with a copy of the Supervisor Evaluation Form at the time service is given. 

Working at home (cooking, baking, sewing, etc.) is not acceptable service even if the product is delivered to an organization. Such activities are acceptable if they are provided on-site of the benefitting organization.

Volunteering at a for-profit business is unacceptable, no matter the clients being served. 

Bingo at any organization is unacceptable under any circumstance because of legal issues.

RECOMMENDED LOCATIONS FOR COMPLETION OF LIVING THE GOSPEL MESSAGE (SERVICE HOURS)

·         Parish churches or places of worship (their own or another) may continue.  However, a student is limited to ten (10) total hours for liturgical ministries, hospitality, cleaning, fundraisers, festivals, fish frys, holiday events, concessions or athletic activities. The remaining fifteen (15) out should be outside of the aforementioned activities.

·         Faith formation programs: Parish Schools of Religion/Catequesis (PSR); Parish Religious Education Program (PREP); Vacation Bible School (VBS); and Sunday Preschool Programs or Sunday Schools.

·         Students may volunteer at their former elementary or middle schools assisting teachers or after-school care programs such as *Before/After School Enrichment (B.A.S.E.) and *Girls in Faith Together (G.I.F.T.) *Programs offered by St. Mary Magdalene School.

·         Gospel Road, sponsored by the Diocese of Columbus, and other church sponsored work camps and mission trips. Only the hours spent in providing service to the disadvantaged or assisting in the operation of the trip itself are allowed.  Travel, meal time, entertainment and slumber are omitted.

·         Local hospitals, assisted living facilities and nursing homes.  Students should be cognizant of training, orientations and health screenings required for their participation.

·         Food pantries, soup kitchens and used clothing distribution based in local communities or churches.

·         4-H Service, Fair Boards and Boy or Girl Scout Camp Counselors are allowed provided that the service given is not also a requirement of their membership in the organization.  Training in order to accomplish service for these organizations is not counted.

 

THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS HAVE PROVIDED STUDENTS WITH SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES


American Red Cross                                             

Bishop Griffin Food Center and Pantry

Buddy Ball Leagues

City Year Columbus                                            

Columbus Literacy Council                                            

Columbus Metro Parks                                                          

Columbus Metropolitan Library

Columbus Zoo

Community Kitchen Columbus

Deaf Services Center (Worthington)                                     

Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio 

Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Cincinnati-Columbus   

Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities        

Furniture Bank of Central Ohio

Gladden Community House                                             

Goodwill Columbus                                                                    

Guadalupe Center                                                                  

H.E.L.P. House (London, Ohio)                              

Heinzerling Foundation                                                         

Holy Family Soup Kitchen                                                    

Huckleberry House

Humane Societies (non-profit)

J.O.I.N. (Joint Organization for Inner City Needs)

Life Care Alliance/Meals on Wheels

Mid-Ohio Food Bank – Kroger Community Pantry

Ohio School for the Blind

Ronald McDonald House

Run the Race Center

Salvation Army

Shepherd’s Corner at Dominican Acres

South Side Roots Café & Market

Special Olympics

St. Stephen’s Community House

St. Vincent de Paul Society

The Jubilee Museum

West Side Free Store

YMCA/YWCA


It is encouraged that students investigate these opportunities in advance of their participation

as some may have age restrictions, require training or health screening prior to beginning service.

 

Questions regarding acceptable service should be addressed to one of the teachers in the Theology department.

If such a question should arise during the summer,

students may email Dr. SK [email protected] or a BRHS Theology teacher.

Email responses of approval, if given, should be retained by the student.

 

The above guidelines and listing are provided to assist students in making good choices for service.

Not every opportunity or scenario can be anticipated; acceptance of service hours earned

is the final decision of the Bishop Ready High School Campus Ministry Team.

 

A third quarter Theology grade of twenty (20) points will be awarded for total completion and verification of twenty-five (25) hours along with the teacher’s specification of reflection.  This grade is an all or nothing grade.

Students are encouraged to earn their hours during summer break where freedom, relaxation and versatility allow for the enjoyment of giving service and exceeding the required number of hours.  However, students should not send or drop off Supervisor Evaluation Forms to Bishop Ready High School during summer break.

After the school year commences, Supervisor Evaluation Forms should be submitted to the student’s Theology teacher.

Sophomores who are not up-to-date in their service requirement by the end of the fourth quarter of sophomore year will be regarded as ineligible for all extra-curricular activities which includes participation in summer conditioning and practice for fall sports.

If a student is ineligible at the end of the academic year, said student will remain ineligible until the start of the next school year when service hours earned are verified by the student’s theology teacher. No other school personnel or representative may supersede this policy.

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