St. Joseph’s is committed to the belief that “Life grows by being given away” (Evangelii Gaudium, n.10), and so places a strong emphasis on forming minds and hearts dedicated to service. As such, the school requires its students to complete a specified number of community service hours each year.
A total of sixty-five hours are required for graduation. All service hours must involve voluntary service, carried out during the school year or in the previous summer, rooted somehow in the corporal and spiritual works of mercy.
Middle school students do not have a required number of service hours to complete, but they are encouraged to actively participate in the wide variety of service opportunities available in the school and in the community.
Middle school students at St. Joseph's learn that they can and should play an important role in bringing Christ's love and care to those in need.
|The corporal works of mercy are:||The spiritual works of mercy are:|
|To feed the hungry||To instruct the ignorant|
|To give drink to the thirsty||To counsel the doubtful|
|To clothe the naked||To admonish sinners|
|To harbour the harbourless||To bear wrongs patiently|
|To visit the sick||To forgive offences willingly|
|To ransom the captive||To comfort the afflicted|
|To bury the dead||To pray for the living and the dead|