Monsignor Donovan Catholic High School strives to form students who will go into society prepared to serve as Christian leaders and apostles, using their talents in service to their community members and working to build a more just and equitable society. Apostolic stewardship of our local community allows students to encounter Christ, to imitate Christ, and to grow closer to Christ through service.
Our stewardship program aims to cultivate in our students a sensitivity and responsiveness to the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of others. By performing works of mercy in our local community, students are awakened to their own ability to make a difference in the lives of those around them.
Students organize and participate in a range of stewardship projects, with 10 hours of apostolic outreach and service required per semester. Students are encouraged to surpass this minimum requirement as they come to recognize their unique abilities to serve those in need.
Documentation and Reflection
In order to receive credit for service hours, Donovan students must receive and complete a service form. This form should be signed by a contact person with the host organization. Students are responsible for returning the completed form to the school’s service coordinator. The required 10 hours of service must be completed per semester.
Students who participated in service work over the summer may count a maximum of 5 hours towards their semester requirement.
The stewardship coordinators will maintain files for students documenting the various types of service they performed during the year. This record will allow students to see how they grow in awareness of and responsiveness to the needs of their local community.
Students will write a short reflective essay on their participation in the stewardship program as the year comes to a close.
Many of our students choose to devote themselves to stewardship “above and beyond” our minimum requirements. Students are encouraged to document their service even after meeting the 10-hour minimum. There will be year-end recognition for various levels of stewardship.
The administration of the school reserves the right to place students in service opportunities if it is reported that a student is in jeopardy of not fulfilling the service requirement.