Regis St. Mary Catholic High School believes in empowering students to be compassionate community members. By engaging with Catholic Community Services and other community partners, students were able to gain a deeper understanding of community needs. They were encouraged to explore various service opportunities, including visiting Adult Residential homes, St. Joseph Family Shelter and fundraising for our food pantry, Mission Benedict.

 

Tending the Queen of Angels Monastery

Students and staff were also able to volunteer at the Queen of Angels Property by tending the Benedictine Sisters resting place, pruning the orchard and many other tasks. During their visit, they were able to hear about the rich history of the sisters and the incredible building and grounds of the monastery.

Learning About Non-Profit Carears

The Students also came to the Bishop Steiner Building to learn more about careers in nonprofits. They visited various departments and received an in-depth overview about CCS Resource Development and Communications. Afterwards, the students were able to create their own fundraising plan, present it to the class, and now they have the opportunity to carry out their strategy for volunteer hours. Two months later, the students were able to implement what they learned and fundraised cash and cans for Mission Benedict. They were able to collect 40 pounds of food and raise $125!

Fun at the Adult Residential Homes

The students were able to visit a few of our Adult Residential homes. The students enjoyed meeting the residents by playing games and crafting. They also loved seeing Brian’s Star Wars themed bedroom and Matt’s hat collection!

Tour at Chruch at the Park

The students were able to take a tour at Church at the Park. The tour included looking at the mod buildings, the warming shelter and the donation center. After the tour, they were able to help organize the clothing to help welcome new families to the shelter.

Yard Games and BBQ with Shelter Families

The students were able to volunteer at the St. Joseph Family Shelter BBQ! The students enjoyed games with the families and were able to learn more about our shelter ministries.

We hope that through their commitment to service and dedication to making a positive impact will shape the staff and students at Regis St. Mary into future leaders.