All CEC students are required to serve their local communities in the spirit of Christian service and fellowship. School Ministry is developing relationships with various organizations that provide many opportunities to experience this service, exposing them to new types of people and places that they otherwise may not have the chance to meet.
The goal of the service program is to challenge students to be involved in their local communities by volunteering in response to the needs that are present there.
The service requirement has been designed to achieve the following objectives:
Juniors and seniors are to perform a minimum of TWENTY HOURS of Christian service; freshmen and sophomores are to perform a minimum of FIFTEEN HOURS of Community service outside of school. The service should involve personal interaction with others. Students are expected to remain faithful to service commitments until completed.
It is recommended that students return to their parishes to perform service. Students are required to volunteer with a non-profit organization that provides service to the community (no political or for-profit organizations).