Service to others is an essential component of Christian discipleship. As a Catholic high school, our mission is to provide education not just in the academic world, but also in the faith and teachings of Jesus Christ.
"The works of mercy are charitable actions by which we come to the aid of our neighbor in his spiritual and bodily necessities."
--Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2447
Each semester, students will be required to participate in two events that involve service reflecting the works of mercy. All approved events for the semester will be posted on the St. Augustine website, under the ministry tab.
Additionally, students wishing to have an event approved that is not included on the website can request permission from their theology teacher. They will need to have the event approved before participating in it. Students can receive a form to request approval from their theology teacher. Copies will also be available on the website.
Participation in the various works of mercy events will count as 10% of the student's theology grade. (5% for completing 2 events, 5% for completing the two reflections in their portfolios).
Theology classes will also provide "Catholic labs" within the school year. These labs will be organized by teachers and will be scheuled at the discretion of the teachers and the timeline of the classes.
1. Request for Works of Mercy approval form click here
2. Works of Mercy reflection form click here
3. List of potential Works of Mercy events coming soon!
4. Printable copy of the general information on this page click here