Service is a way to deepen our concern for others and turn it into meaningful action. It's a calling to use our unique gifts and talents to help those in need. It's an attitude and a spirit that will stay with us for the rest of our lives.
Each year in the spring, the students at Holy Spirit Middle and High and their teachers have an opportunity to put their learning about social justice and Catholic Social Teachings into practice. As Christians, Jesus commissioned each of us through St. Peter to, "feed his sheep." Students are invited to consider what kind of service project they may be interested in, and then are asked to choose from a number of local and statewide organizations to bring the message of the Good News out into the community. Some of the organizations that the students have visited in the past include:
Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind
Catholic Social Services
Community Soup Bowl
Greene County Nursing Home
Habitat for Humanity
Head Start - Greene County
Metro Animal Shelter
Temporary Emergency Services
After spending half a day working with and for the people served by the organizations, the students return to school to reflect and share about their experiences.
Many of our school parents join us for this wonderful day. So, if you are ever interested in joining us, or have another suggested placement for future Service Days; please feel free to contact Kathy Bergeron in the school's Campus Ministry office.