Christian Service Opportunities

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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  Prince of Peace BINGO Night
Date  Thursday, April 25
Time  6:15 PM
Location  Prince of Peace
Contact  Susan Hurd, 917-887-7739,
Deadline to sign up
Description  Come join the ND Club of South Dakota as we host BINGO for the Prince of Peace residents. Help call games, serve snacks, fill water glasses and visit with residents.
Category  1
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  Cinco De Mayo Fiesta
Date  Saturday, May 11
Time  7 am to 8 pm
Location  Falls Park
Contact  Jen Rothenbuehler, 605-360-2457,
Deadline to sign up  May 10. 2019
Description  Volunteers are needed for the Fiesta at Falls Park from 7 am to 8 pm on Saturday, May 11th. Many duties for various types of volunteers, set-up, tear down, selling raffle tickets, etc.
Category  1
Event Name    SE AREA Special Olympic Track Meet
Date  Saturday, April 27
Time  12:00 noon to 3:30 pm
Location  Howard Wood Field
Contact  Barb Sandoval, 605-359-2356;
Deadline to sign up  Wednesday, April 24
Description  Need a number of volunteers to help out at the following events: Softball and Tennis Ball Throw, Standing Long Jump, Shot Put – Responsibilities include staging athletes in groups to throw, marking, recording throws, Escorting groups of athletes from their event to the Awards stands, cheering athletes on to do their best.   Award stand – organize athletes in place order and present ribbons
Category  1
Event Name     Military Youth Child Care
Date  Multiple Days
Time  Any time frame between 4 pm and 10 pm Friday, April 26 and 8 am to 10  pm Saturday, April 27
Location  Holiday Inn City Centre, Sioux Falls
Contact  Katherine Jaeger, 262-424-6106,
Deadline to sign up  Thursday, April 25
Description  This is to assist in providing child care to youth while their parents attend a military conference.  Youth are between the ages of 9 months and 10 years old. An adult will also be there at all times. All food, activities, and supplies are provided – come for a couple of hours or a whole afternoon! Child care is located in the Holiday Inn City Centre in downtown Sioux Falls. Specific room information will be provided on Thursday, April 25th.
Category  3
Event Name  
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.

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