Our Lord Jesus Christ’s command found in John 13:34-35 states: “Love one another. As I have loved you, so you should love one another. This is how all will know that you are my disciples: if you have love for one another.”

In keeping with our Savior’s command and the core values of the Felician Sisters, all OLSH students are encouraged to love others self-sacrificially through service work, and through this work join in God’s plan for the building up of His Kingdom in our midst. These works of service have traditionally been known as the Corporal Works of Mercy.

OLSH offers a number of ways for students to do such work.

Every month, 10-20 students are able to leave school to do service work with a faculty or staff member on a Core Values Service Day. In addition, the entire senior class participates in a Senior Day of Service, where they volunteer at a charity of their choice for an entire day. Furthermore, OLSH faculty, staff, and students regularly participate in service during the weekends as opportunities arrive. Every year for the past 5 years, students have collectively done 10,000 hours of service a year or more!

In May, during the Honors Convocation ceremony, yearly service recognition awards are presented. These awards include:

• 75-100.99 service hours - Bronze Award
• 101- 150.99 service hours - Silver Award
• 151-250.99 service hours - Gold Award
• 251 or more service hours - Platinum Award

In order to receive any of the above awards, students must complete the 2016-2017 Service Hours Form and turn it in to the main office.

To view ongoing service opportunities, please visit the Community Service Blog.

During the 2016-2017 School year, OLSH students logged over 10,500 service hours!