We are a R.E.A.L. Catholic community that nurtures the whole child through
academic excellence, 21st Century innovation and active Catholic stewardship.

Spirit of Service

Mission Statement

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.

Upcoming Opportunities

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 Fall 2022

School wide Thanksgiving Event 

Feed My Starving Children

Friday, November 25th 2:00-3:45pm



Feed my Starving Children

Friday, September 9th, 2-3:45pm


1st Grade

Harvest Compassion Center

Friday, September 16th 2-3:30


2nd Grade

Harvest Compassion

Friday, October 14th 2-3:30


3rd Grade

Mom’s Pantry.

Saturday, December 10th


4th Grade

Mom’s Pantry.

Saturday, September 10th


5th Grade

Miracle League of Arizona

Tuesday November 1st, 5:30-7:45


6th Grade

St. Mary’s Food Bank

Saturday, October 15th, 12-2pm


7th Grade

St. Mary’s Food Bank

Saturday, October 22nd, 12-2pm


Additional Service Opportunity Resources