Community service is integral to the mission of St. Joseph the Worker School and should make visible the Gospel message of Jesus Christ reflected in the Corporal Works of Mercy. The Catechism of the Catholic Church sees service in terms of virtue, which in paragraph 1803 describes as “A virtue is an habitual and firm disposition to do the good. It allows the person not only to perform good acts, but to give the best of himself/herself. The virtuous person tends toward the good with all his/her sensory and spiritual powers; he/she pursues the good and chooses it in concrete actions.”
At St. Joseph the Worker we recognize and take seriously the call to serve in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ. We seek to encourage opportunities for our students to go beyond the classroom and take what they learn into the community. Through the sharing of their time and talent, students will work in the name of the Lord to bring hope and healing to those in need. It is our hope they will see that service is not something you do; it’s something you live.
At St. Joseph the Worker we will participate in a community service project every month of the school year. Each grade level, or teams of grades, will be responsible for leading a service project.
Examples of service projects at St. Joseph the Worker:
- Book drive for Cops N Kids
- Food drive for Catholic Charities
- Toy drive for Joe's Toys
- Rescue Mission Gift Boxes
- Backpack Collection for other Catholic Schools