Share |

Christian Service Program

Scecina students and staff volunteered at St. Elizabeth Coleman during the 2014 Day of Service.

Scecina students and staff volunteered at St. Elizabeth Coleman during the 2014 Day of Service.

Dear Crusader Community,

Scecina’s mission statement calls us to motivate our diverse and gifted community of students to “live as servant leaders in the inspiring footsteps of Father Thomas Scecina.” Our Christian Service program plus daily opportunities to live and learn in a spirit of service are integral to our success in living this mission.

During the last five years, the Christian Service program has successfully provided numerous service and reflection opportunities for our students and staff. Looking back further, our students have engaged in invaluable community service for decades.

As we implement our Strategic Growth Plan, we will take a fresh look at the program to continue its strengths and to update or improve it where most valuable for our students and community. We will partner with Catholic School Management, Inc. (CSM). CSM works with Catholic elementary and secondary schools nationwide. Therefore, this relationship provides an opportunity to learn from successful Christian service programs nationally and to look ahead in light of our updated (2013) school mission statement.

CSM and we want to engage many stakeholders in this endeavor. Therefore, during the second week of Lent on March 2, 3, and 4, two CSM representatives will be on campus to invite the viewpoints and inputs of faculty, students, parents, administrators, East Deanery clergy, Board members, and other friends of the school pertaining to Christian service as a core feature of the Scecina experience. Letters of invitation have been extended to members of these constituent groups to ensure a combination of random selection and broad-based representation. We will then receive a report from CSM with their commendations and recommendations.

Please pray for this worthy undertaking that is at the heart of a Catholic school education. With your help, we will continue to live the school’s vision to “go forth to transform the world inspired by the light of Christ.”

Sincerely yours,

Joe Therber
President