“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
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.
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 will visit all Freshman Modern World History and Sophomore Theology classes, and Ms. Mitchell will visit Junior Theology classes early in the first semester to introduce the programs. Students will be able to access up-to-date information in the corresponding Google Classroom pages.
Current JHS Juniors and their parents are invited to join us for one of the Summer Service Immersion Information Meetings, either on Monday, October 9, 2017, at 6:00 p.m., or Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at 8:15 a.m. (during the collaboration period) in the Chapel of the North American Martyrs. Please select the day that works best for you.
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 service completed during the school year and meeting the criteria specified in classroom presentations by the Service Directors will qualify for 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 10th Annual Social Justice Summit in January 2017. 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.