Community Service Days
2016-2017 Opportunities :: Signups Will be Posted
What are Community Service Days?
These service opportunities were originally designed to provide opportunities for students in the Independent Study Program to complete service hours while working with other youth in the Parish. The 2-3 hour service projects are designed to have some time in understanding Catholic teaching on various topics while focusing on the service work and team efforts of the youth. Students in Religious Education classes are welcome to participate. For students 3rd grade and under, we ask that the parents stay to help; older students may be dropped off and picked up at the designated time. (Emergency Contact Forms will be provided at the time of drop off for grades 4 and up).
Friday/Saturday, October 14 & 15, 2016 in Aquinas Hall - World Feast Setup Assistance – We will be building cardboard trash cans, organizing supplies for the bathrooms, organizing prizes for games, and creating kits for the food booths. There will be a brief lesson about the Visitations at Fatima and how World Feast is connected to our Fatima Processions. Sign up for the time shifts will be posted soon.
Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. in Aquinas Hall - Thanksgiving Basket Organizing. We will be checking the donated baskets, organizing, and labeling for donation to Catholic Charities. There will be a brief lesson on Thanksgiving prayers.
Saturdays/Sundays, Christmas Tree Sales on weekends after Thanksgiving Day. Details and Sign up for the schedules will follow.
Saturday/Sunday, December 3 & 4, 2016 in Aquinas Hall – Cookie Walk Assistance. Assist with set up and clean up. Sign up for the time shifts will be posted.
Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. in Aquinas Hall - Christmas Gift Wrapping and Party (for Independent Study Group only). We will be wrapping the donated Holy Angels Christmas gifts and enjoy hot chocolate, cookies, and Christmas songs. There will be a lesson on the tradition of gift giving.
Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. Mass - Clean Aquinas Hall. The hall gets used by lots of groups and could use the occasional deep clean. Come prepared to wipe tables, vacuum, move chairs, empty garbage cans, clean the kitchen...you name it! There will be a group dynamic activity on the life of St. Thomas Aquinas.
Saturday, March 18, 2017 in Aquinas Hall at 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. - RCIA Election Reception. Assist with set up and clean up. Sign up for the time shifts will be posted.
Saturday, March 25, 2017 – Solemnity of the Annunciation, after the 10:00 a.m. Mass - Rosary for Children and Families. Pray the Rosary with children as leaders; bring your Rosary; Prayer guide will be provided.