Christian Service

Christian Service Program Mission

As members of the Catholic community, we are called to live according to a pattern of love and service as modeled by Jesus Christ. Each student is challenged to use his/her leadership skills to contribute to a more just world; to build the Kingdom of God. Over the course of four years, all students are invited to participate in a variety of service opportunities, including but not limited to service immersions and working directly with agencies who demonstrate preference for the poor and marginalized. 

The Christian Service program at St. Pius X - St. Matthias Academy is rooted in the Gospel of Matthew, which reminds us of our call as Christians to serve Christ through others: 

"Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you fed me, I was thirsty and you gave me drink. I was a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me. I was sick and you cared for me, in prison and you came to visit me...I assure you, as often as you did it for one of my least brothers or sisters, you did it for me." -Matthew 25: 34-40

At St. Pius-St. Matthias Academy, Christian Service experiences are inspired by this Gospel message that calls for us to love and serve our neighbor, especially the poor. Our program is linked to Catholic Social teaching embodied in PMA’s philosophy and mission statement. 

 Christian Service Guidelines

The Christian service program has two fundamental guidelines: 

  1. Every PMA student will engage in 25 hours of service every year.
  2. Every PMA student will meet the graduation requirement of 100 Christian service hours by his/her Senior year.

Types of Service

On-Campus Service Hours are any hours that may have been completed in association with a school Club, Organization and/or Society at St. Pius X-St. Matthias Academy. A student must complete at a minimum 10 Off-Campus Christian Service Hours per academic year. See chart below:

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