Christian Service Opportunities

Serving at the Banquet
Serving at the Banquet

The purpose of the service program for students at O’Gorman High School, by virtue of their baptismal call, is putting faith into action, words into deeds and reinforcing the gospel message that Jesus, our model, came not to be served but to serve. It is our hope that our students learn that love of God cannot be separated from love of neighbor, and that the habit of service will last a lifetime. The following service program is required of all freshmen, sophomores, juniors & seniors who are enrolled in a Theology course.  More information on student expectations and guidelines for service can be found in the student/parent handbook.

To earn service hours, parents/guardians and students could consider options such as:
School sponsored service opportunities are announced in the school bulletin and in our Theology classes.
* School sponsored service opportunities are available in the Campus Ministry Office (K-100) (School provides supervision)
* Parish activities
* Diocesan activities
* Volunteering at agencies that assist the poor in our community (e.g. The Banquet, St. Francis House, etc.)
* Volunteering at a nursing home or hospital
* Other areas (Students are required to confer with their Theology teacher prior to any service opportunity that is questionable in its eligibility to qualify for service hours.)

Parents and students are responsible for verifying the location of the service, level of safety and supervision provided by the supervisor, the type of Christian service being performed and transportation for their student involved with outside of school sponsored service opportunities.

Non-School Sponsored Service Opportunities

*Parents and students are responsible for version


Event Name   Rake-a-Difference
Date November 3
Time  8:30 – 10:30 am
Location St. Lambert’s Gym
Contact Colleen Davis, 605-338-7042,
Deadline to sign up  October 23
Description Meet in the school gym at 8:15 am on Saturday, Nov. 3 to fin out your raking team. The school address is 1000 S Bahnson Ave. Enter from the parish entrance. Teams will each rake two yards. The raking time is approximately 8:30-10:30 am. Bring a rake. Gloves are optional. Questions call Ms. Davis 605-338-7042
Category  2
Event Name  Halloween Block Party
Date  October 27
Time  10:00 am to 1:45 pm
Location  The Banquet
Contact  Wendy, 605-335-7066 or Mary Reichelt, 605-335-7066
Deadline to sign up
Description  Activities to cover are pumpkin and face painting, making popcorn,   scooping ice-cream, set up and clean up. We need 12 volunteers. Your   lunch will be included
Category  1
Event Name  Prayer Bottles
Date  October 23 & November 27
Time  6-7 pm
Location  Avera Prairie Center Atrium
Contact  Carol Rogers, 605-322-3254,
Deadline to sign up  By 3 pm day of the event
Description  Participants will create small bottles filled with symbols and prayers to offer comfort and encouragement to those on the cancer journey. Participants may want to bring a favorite verse or prayer along.
Category  1
Event Name  Child Care During SFO Meeting
Date  November 8, January 23, March 7
Time  6:00 -7:00 pm
Location  St. Lambert School
Contact  Colleen Davis, 605-338-7042,
Deadline to sign up  November 1, January 16, February 28
Description  Need 4 helps: Assist with child care during the SFO meeting
Category  2
Event Name    All Saints Party
Date  Saturday, November 3
Time  4:45 pm to 6:45 pm & 5:45 pm to 7:45 pm
Location  Christ the King
Contact  April Woody, 605-310-4683, 
Deadline to sign up  November 1
Description  We are in need of people to run games, help in the kitchen and help where they are needed. It’s a pretty fun night!
Category  2
Event Name     Women at the Well Childcare
Date  Multiple Days
Time  1st & 3rd Saturdays each month 8:45 – 10:45 am
Location  St. Michael Parish Multi Purpose Room (door F by playground)
Contact  Rhonda Kelsey, 605-361-1600,
Deadline to sign up  Thursdays
Description  We need two-three students to help us provide childcare while mothers are attending a bible study at Women at the Well.
Category  2
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Deadline to sign up

Interested in school sponsored Christian service opportunities –


Students will track their service hours by recording the date, location, hours of service, description of work, phone number and a signature of the supervisor for that particular service opportunity.  Students must print off and use the Christian Verification Form provided on this page.