A Key Formative Experience

The Christian Service Program is one of the key formative experiences in the lives of Walsh Jesuit students.  We ask our students to be Open to Growth through experiences such as the Christian Service program, the adults in our community share in that same commitment. The FAQ section will address frequently asked questions about the program and represent the basic parameters of the Christian Service Program for the 2016-2017 school year.


List of 3 frequently asked questions.

  • Q: What is the goal of the Christian Service Program? 

    • The goal of the Christian Service Program is to provide opportunities for metanoia, the radical transformation of the hearts and minds of our young men and women. 
    • By fostering, forming, and reflecting upon relationships with individuals from poor, marginalized, and/or disadvantaged populations, such opportunities for transformation can take place.
  • Q: Are there specific places that students need to go to complete their service?

    Given the different developmental levels of students and travel restrictions based upon age, the location of approved service opportunities differs based upon grade levels of students:

    Freshmen & Sophomores – All Freshmen and Sophomores may serve their hours (Freshmen 15, Sophomores 20) at any location of their choosing (school, parish, community, etc.), but we recommend they attempt to serve a poor, marginalized, and/or disadvantaged population. 

    Juniors & Seniors – All 25 service hours MUST be performed at one, primary, 501c3 (non-profit) agency that serves a poor, marginalized, and/or disadvantaged population. Students may augment hours earned at their primary agency with service performed through a Walsh Jesuit Campus Ministry program (i.e. – Labré Project, Catholic Worker, Callistian Pallbearers, Gonzaga Eucharistic Ministry, etc.) The online survey, found on Moodle, must be completed by October 28, 2016.
  • Q: Are service hours required to be completed by a certain due date?

    Students must serve a minimum number of hours for the first semester by Friday, January 06, 2017 (NO GRACE PERIODS), based upon the following grade level breakdown:

    Freshmen – 5 hours See Michael Palange with any Questions.
    Sophomores – 7 hours.  See Michael Palange with any Questions.
    Juniors – 10 hours.  See Ashley Knox with any Questions.
    Seniors – 10 hours.  See Tim Dunn with any Questions. 

    Any service hours that students earn over the summer will be credited in the “first semester.”
    Overall 2016-2017 service hours for all students are to be completed by Monday, May 1, 2017

    Total number of hours to be completed by May 1, 2017 are as follows:
    Freshman - 15 hours
    Sophomore - 20 hours
    Junior - 25 hours
    Senior - 25 hours