Service and Social Justice
Our Catholic faith calls us to be stewards of our resources and to share what we have with others. Holy Cross School teaches students to be responsible, as well as to serve others.
- Serve meals at a local food kitchen
- Conduct food and clothing drives
- Plan and execute an annual Mission Carnival to raise money for charities close to home, as well as overseas
- Work on various projects for shut-ins, nursing home residents and hospital patients
- Sponsor children in third-world countries
- Adopt families at Christmas
Our sixth-grade students participate in a semester-long program titled "That's Not Fair: A Program for Teaching Catholic Social Doctrine..." The program teaches them the difference between charity and justice, and helps them understand human dignity. They are taught to analyze societal structures, laws and customs in light of the Scriptures and the Church's social teachings. Then call on them to help increase awareness by teaching parents and other adults what they have learned. The program is a direct response to the United States bishops' call for increased awareness of the Church's social teachings.