Christian Service is an essential component of St. Anne School as students, faculty, and families faithfully answer Christ’s call to “Love one another as I have loved you” (John 13:34).  We humbly accept this vocation, seeking to emulate our patroness, St. Anne, who dedicated her life to the service of God.  

As a Catholic school, we are devoted to service that empowers students to act justly, love unconditionally, and glorify God wholeheartedly.  Both Lower School and Middle School students participate in Christian Service throughout the year, exploring different opportunities to put faith into action and experience firsthand the joy that results from their efforts.  

St. Anne School offers a comprehensive Christian service program that ensures all Middle School students actively participate in the mission of the Church; thus, true Christian service spreads the Gospel message while helping their brothers and sisters in need.  
 
As Christian Service is a graduation requirement, all Middle School students will:
  • Complete a minimum of 16 service hours per year (4 required per quarter)
  • Document service hours as directed by his/her Religion teacher
  • Complete reflective assignments to contemplate the meaning and impact of one’s service as directed by his/her Religion teacher
  • Seek approval from his/her Religion teacher prior to beginning service
 
Because we honor all students as unique individuals made in His image, they are encouraged to dedicate their time and efforts to an organization and/or project that celebrates their charisms, the gifts of the Holy Spirit that champion the values and mission of the Church. Through Religion Class, advisory slides, and parish involvement, students will be made aware of service opportunities available to them.
Through their service and reflections, students shall:
  • Work towards becoming Christ-centered students who grow into responsible citizens.
  • Gain awareness of and develop a sensitivity towards the varying needs of a diverse community.
  • Gain a greater and deeper understanding of their community and themselves as contributing, caring human beings.
  • Develop the conviction to serve God through the service of others.
  • Continue to serve beyond the requirement to enhance the quality of life in their community through discipleship
  • Enter into relationships with people in the community with whom they might not otherwise interact.