Faith

Service

- Saint Francis de Sales

“There is nothing small in the service of God”
Jesus proclaimed to his disciples, “Whatever you did for one of the least brothers of mine, you did for me” (Matthew 25:40). Throughout their high school years, the students of Mount de Sales Academy strive to live out this Gospel message and encounter Christ in the hearts of those in most need. Students discover their gifts and the joy of giving as they practice the spiritual and corporal works of mercy within the Mount de Sales community, in the surrounding region, and even beyond our borders.

Each student completes a minimum of 75 hours of person-to-person service to the underserved and underprivileged by the time of her graduation. The goal is to cultivate a lifelong commitment to Christian service in imitation of Jesus who went to the margins to serve the most poor and vulnerable.

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  • What is service?

    At Mount de Sales Academy, we define service as person to person ministry outside of one’s immediate family.
  • Why do service?

    Service to others draws us out of ourselves and teaches us to respond to Christ’s call to “Love one another as I have loved you”. Serving others gives us the opportunity to put our faith into action and discover who we are through making a sincere gift of ourselves. As our mission statement says “Mount de Sales Academy forms young women in the spirit of Saint Francis de Sales and in fidelity to the Sacred Scripture and the Sacred Tradition of the Roman Catholic Church through a college preparatory education that nurtures the whole person. Anchored in faith, the community of Mount de Sales Academy is committed to academic excellence, lifelong learning, moral responsibility, service to others, and the dignity of the human person.”
  • When are service hours due?

    Service Hours are due by the end of the school day on the following dates:

    October 14 - Quarter 1 Hours
    January 6 - Quarter 2 Hours
    March 10 - Quarter 3 Hours
    May 19 - Quarter 4 Hours
    (May 5 for Seniors)

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  • Photo of Madison Bolesta

    Ms. Madison Bolesta 

    Campus Minister
    University of St. Thomas - M.A.
    Franciscan University of Steubenville

Guidelines

  1. Christian service is first and foremost service to the human family. Service to animals or the environment is good stewardship. However, one must first form the habit of service to one’s fellow man. Therefore, service to animals or the environment will not count for the MDSA service curriculum.
  2. Christian service is an expression of Christian charity, which is informed by the wisdom of God as given to us in revelation. Consequently, any activity not in accord with Catholic teaching is not Christian service and will not be given credit.
  3. Signature for service completed should be obtained in a timely manner (the day of or within two weeks of completing the service).

Service Hour Due Dates

It is encouraged to turn in any service hours as soon as they are completed. All service is turned in to religion teachers by 3pm on the due date. Service hours due dates for the 2021-2022 school year are to be determined.

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