Spirit of Service
The Spirit of Service committee is comprised of parent volunteers organizing service opportunities that exist in our local community for children and their parents to contribute their time and efforts acting as the Hands and Feet of Christ as a R.E.A.L. Catholic community while building relationships and participating in active Catholic Stewardship.
We have a wonderful group of Saint John XXIII parents have helped further our mission to serve others by bringing us service opportunities that exist in our local community. Periodically this group will post service projects that can be done as a family at off site locations.
These projects are not run by the school so there is no need for permission slips or driver forms! The school will simply pass on the opportunities identified by this sub group of our Catholic Identity Committee and you and your family can participate if you are interested.
We will continue to organize outside events for groups from our community and look forward to the chance to serve as the Hands and feet of Christ alongside you very soon.
Spirit of Service
Volunteering is a great way to teach kids about empathy and compassion. And giving your time to help others feels good! Volunteering with your family can be fun. You might even find that doing an activity together can make your family feel closer.
Kids and teens who volunteer may:
- See that they can make a difference. Even young kids can learn the value of helping others. Volunteering shows older kids and teens how they can have an impact beyond themselves.
- Meet people with similar values. Working on a volunteer project often brings together people from different backgrounds, and abilities. Families can build friendships with others who share common interests and values.
- Practice life skills. Volunteering helps kids build skills and confidence. Kids learn to show up on time and be a member of a team. They might even take on a leadership role. Teens can talk about their volunteer work at a job interview or in a college application.
- Learn about different careers. Volunteering at a nonprofit, parish or hospital may give your child a glimpse of what it’s like to work there.
Please consider places such as St. Mary’s Food Bank, Saint Vincent DePaul, Mom’s Pantry, Maggies Place, contacting local Senior homes and Catholic Charities main office to see where you can be of service to the community.
Spirit of Service Opportunities Spring 2023
Phoenix Rescue Mission – Courtyard
Details to come
Friday, April 21st, 1:00-2:00pm
Second Grade – Hearts and Hands – St. Vincent de Paul
Saturday, April 1st 2023 9:00-11:30am
Fourth Grade – Miracle League Grade – Thursday, April 6th, 5:30-7:00pm
St. Vincent de Paul Pizza Night
Friday, April 14th, 3:00-5:00pm
St. Mary’s Food Bank
Saturday April 15th, 12:00-2:00pm 12:00-2:00pm
Harvest Compassion Center – Saturday, May 13th 8:30am-12:00pm
School Wide Lent Service
Feed My Starving Children
Wednesday, April 5th 2:00pm-3:45pm
Additional Service Opportunity Resources
- Desert Foothills Food Bank: http://www.foothillsfoodbank.com/volunteering
- St. Mary’s Food Bank: http://www.firstfoodbank.org/get-involved/volunteer
- St Vincent de Paul: St. Vincent de Paul – Volunteer
- St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry at St. Joan of Arc: 602-867-2288
- Welcome to America Project: http://www.wtap.org/volunteer/volunteer-needs/
- Kids for Ryan House: Ryan House – Donations and Support
- Kitchen on the Street: Kitchen on the Street – Get Involved
- Saint Patrick’s Community Service: Contact Larry Przeniczny – Knights of Columbus – 480-330-4079 – larryPRZE@cox.net for information and dates