Christian Service Opportunities


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    Prayer Bottles
Date  Jan. 22, Feb. 26, March 26, April 23
Time  6 – 7 pm
Location  Avera Cancer Institute
Contact   Carol Rogers, 3223254,
Deadline to sign up  Noon day prior
Description  Participants will create small bottles filled with symbols and prayers to offer comfort and encouragement to those on the cancer journey.
Category  1
Event Name  Child Care During SFO Meeting
Date  January 23, March 7
Time  6:00 -7:00 pm
Location  St. Lambert School
Contact  Colleen Davis, 605-338-7042,
Deadline to sign up  January 16, February 28
Description  Need 4 helps: Assist with child care during the SFO meeting
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


Event Name  Children’s Liturgy of the Word
Date  Multiple days
Time  9:30 am or 11:00 am Mass during school year
Location  St. Michael Parish
Contact  Jane Derrington, 605-361-1600,
Deadline to sign up  February 15, 2019
Description  Assist the adult teacher with the children during the Liturgy of the   Word. About 20 minutes during Mass. No teaching required. Help the   little ones stay focused.
Category  2
Event Name     Holy Spirit School Book Fair
Date   Multiple Days
Location  Holy Spirit School, 4309 S Bahnson Ave., Sioux Falls
Contact  Gretchen Gubbrud, 605-351-6480,
Deadline to sign up   ASAP
Description   Students would help at the book fair. Hours are plentiful and flexible.    Students could work anytime between Tuesday, Feb. 5 to Tuesday,          Feb. 19. Hours are available during school library times to help make      wish lists and purchases, after school from 2:45 to 4:30 to help with     selections and sales and clean-up. Also available during the   Parent/Teacher conferences on Thursday, Feb. 14 8:00 am to 8:00   PM. Before and after Mass on both Saturday, Feb. 9 4 PM to 8 PM or Sunday, Feb. 10 from 8 AM to 2 PM or 4 PM to 8 PM
Category  2
Event Name     Greeting for Parish Mission
Date  Multiple Days
Time  February 25-28, 6 to 7:30 pm
Location  Holy Spirit Church
Contact  Amy Schlup, 371-1478 or
Deadline to sign up  Feb. 20
Description  We need students to help greet visitors at the door and help pass out mission information. Fr. Larry Richarads, author and gifted speaker will be at Holy Spirit, from 7-9 pm. The parish mission is for the whole family. Come one or all four of the evenings.
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.