“What kind of man is needed today? A man who is a ‘man for others,’ gifted with conscience, intelligence and power, called out of himself, to give himself to others in love. Only he who loves fully realizes himself as a man.” – Pedro Arrupe, S.J., Former Superior General, Society of Jesus
“The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each one of us.” – Dorothy Day
All student Immersion participants must attend this training to be eligible for their Immersion trip. The intention of the day is to offer students more tools to be prepared for their Christian Service Immersion experience. We will spend time in personal and group reflection, while also considering one’s role as a volunteer and the complex contexts of poverty that each participant is entering.
In addition to the service immersion programs that take place during summer, there are many other great opportunities for our Seniors to fulfill their 50-hour Senior service requirement, such as a guided project through the Christian Service Summer Course, an Independent Study, and summer camps for youth in need.
At Jesuit High School, as part of our curriculum, students are required to fulfill Christian Service hours each year. Additionally, we encourage service to be incorporated into each student’s everyday life; however, while all service to others has great value, only volunteer hours completed during the school year and meeting the criterion specified in classroom presentations by the Service Directors will “count” toward the year-level requirement.
Students are out in the community doing service…and so are Jesuit faculty and staff! While the students enjoyed a day off on Friday, March 14, faculty and staff were working at 13 different non-profit institutions in the greater Sacramento area. Some were distributing food at River City Food Bank or the Sacramento Food Bank while others served the women and children at the Wellspring Center.
We hosted our 9th Annual Social Justice Summit January 19-22, 2016. The goal of these Summits is to help our students more deeply understand aspects of Catholic Social Teaching, engage in a conversation with that teaching, and formulate a more thoughtful personal position in response.