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Modeling themselves on the person of Jesus, Pope John Paul II High School students serve others and the community around them through a Christian Service Program which has been integrated into the PJP curriculum. 

 

Each student, in the course of his or her four years at PJP, will complete 58 hours of Christian Service to the community.

 

Students are encouraged to serve the elderly, homeless, children, and the disabled.  They are encouraged to serve at soup kitchens, Catholic Social Services sites, nursing homes, local parks and community centers, and their own parish or church.

 

Numerous Christian Service opportunities are offered to students through the School Ministry Office and are communicated via postings in the “Christian Service” Schoology Classroom site in which all students are enrolled.   

 

Each student is expected to complete the following number of hours during their time at PJP:

 

  • Freshmen -- 10 hours
  • Sophomores -- 12 hours
  • Juniors -- 16 hours
  • Seniors --  20 hours

 

After completing their Christian Service Hours, students will complete a reflection essay which is designed to help them to connect their service experience with what they have learned in their Theology classes. The essay prompts are posted on Schoology Classroom and are to be completed and submitted on Schoology Classroom once all of the Hours Logs have been completed on MobileServe.