“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
Jesuit High School is a Roman Catholic college preparatory dedicated to forming competent young men into conscientious leaders in compassionate service to others for the greater glory of God. Through selective, intentional direct service and structured reflection on their action, the Christian Service Program at Jesuit High School seeks to assist in the formation of graduates who embody the profile of a graduate of a Jesuit school at graduation. Namely, students will be: open to growth, intellectually competent, religious, loving, and committed to doing justice.
We hosted our 11th Annual Social Justice Summit January 16-19, 2018. 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 thoughtful, personal position in response.
A reminder to all students and families that, consistent with the information provided at the beginning of the school year/semester, Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors need to have completed and submitted service by Friday, March 2, 2018.
Freshmen need to have completed and submitted at least 11 hours of service. Freshmen submit all paperwork to their Modern World History teachers.
Students are out in the community doing service year round…and so were Jesuit faculty and staff! While the students enjoyed a day off on Friday, March 9, faculty and staff were volunteering at many different non-profit institutions in the greater Sacramento area. Among a few of the highlights were sorting and distributing food at River City Food Bank and the Sacramento Food Bank, connecting with seniors in the community at the Stanford Settlement, putting in a sprinkler system at St.
In line with our mission and graduation requirements, all students at Jesuit High School are required to participate in Christian Service during each of their years at Jesuit High School. Each grade level has its own requirements that are explained in an in-class orientation at the beginning of each school year.
Freshman and Sophomore students are allowed to complete some of their service requirement in on-campus service opportunities that directly benefit Jesuit High School. Such opportunities will be advertised in Google Classroom as they become available.
As part of our curriculum at Jesuit High School, students are required to fulfill Christian Service hours each year. We encourage service to be incorporated into each student’s everyday life. Rising Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors (after project-specific approval from the Christian Service Office) can all work towards fulfilling their year-long service requirement during the summer preceding the year in question. Students should follow all guidelines explained during the orientations they received in April and May 2018.
With the goal of becoming lifelong “Men for and with Others,” we facilitate Christian service in the community all four years. The Freshmen, Sophomore, and Junior Service Programs require students to complete a minimum of 16 hours of service. Ms. Brabec has visited all Freshman Modern World History and Sophomore Theology classes, and Ms. Mitchell has visited Mr. Cheney’s and Mr. Campbell’s Junior Theology classes earlier this second semester to introduce the programs. Students are be able to access up-to-date information in the corresponding Google Classroom pages.