At Bishop Kearney we believe that community service plays an integral part of the spiritual and social growth of our students. Throughout the four years of high school students must perform at least seventy-five hours of service. Students must complete these hours to graduate from Bishop Kearney. We believe that through our service to our community we are able to fulfill the mission of Edmund Rice and help to create a better society.
The mission of Bishop Kearney high school is to empower all students to reach their full potential academically, spiritually, and socially. We believe that by requiring that all of our students to perform community service, they are better able to reach this potential and have a positive impact on our society.
In addition, the seven essential elements of an Edmund Rice education have a direct correlation with community service. Specifically, standing in solidarity with those marginalized by poverty and injustice ties directly back to the School Sisters of Notre Dame and the Irish Christian Brothers. Both of these groups took it upon themselves to work with community members who needed the most support. In keeping with this tradition, all Bishop Kearney students will spend a portion of their community service hours working with the poor and the marginalized of our society.
For students in grades 6-12, please click the link below to submit your service hours:
Campus Ministry Goals
- To foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each person by:
- helping individuals and groups within the greater school community reflect upon their fundamental beliefs and values
- helping individuals realize their significance in relationship to school, family, Church, and world community
- calling on and encouraging members of the school community to share their gifts and to minister to others
- To invite and encourage involvement in and celebration of the faith community through various forms and styles of worship, especially the celebration of the Eucharist.
- To communicate and proclaim the message of Jesus Christ.
- To educate and encourage action regarding contemporary moral and social problems, as well as to urge people to work for peace and justice in our world.
- To complement the general goals and objectives of the Religious Studies Department and of Bishop Kearney High School.
- To respond to the invitation of the Church to proclaim and extend the Kingdom of God in the world by offering service to those in need.
Bishop Kearney and other Irish Christian Brothers schools from around the world have been living out their faith by supporting the missions in Peru for decades.