Christian Service

O’Gorman students contribute well over 20,000 hours of volunteer service annually through our Christian Service program. Students enrolled in the theology course complete a minimum of ten volunteer service hours each semester. This course, taken by two-thirds of all seniors, contributes over 5,000 service hours. An active Campus Ministry program also offers additional opportunities for service in a wide range of capacities.

Christian Service Opportunities

The purpose of the service program for students at O’Gorman High School, by virtue of their baptismal call, is putting faith into action, words into deeds and reinforcing the gospel message that Jesus, our model, came not to be served but to serve. It is our hope that our students learn that love of God cannot be separated from love of neighbor, and that the habit of service will last a lifetime. The following service program is required of all freshmen, sophomores, juniors & seniors who are enrolled in a Theology course.  

To earn service hours, parents/guardians and students could consider options such as:
  • School sponsored service opportunities announced in the school bulletin and in our Theology classes
  • School sponsored service opportunities available in the Campus Ministry Office (K-100) (School provides supervision)
  • Parish activities
  • Diocesan activities
  • Volunteering at agencies that assist the poor in our community (e.g. The Banquet, St. Francis House, etc.)
  • Volunteering at a nursing home or hospital
  • Other areas (Students are required to confer with their Theology teacher prior to any service opportunity that is questionable in its eligibility to qualify for service hours.)
Parents and students are responsible for verifying the location of the service, level of safety and supervision provided by the supervisor, the type of Christian service being performed and transportation for their student involved with outside of school sponsored service opportunities.
 

Non-School Sponsored Opportunities

Event Name  Youth and Activities Director
Date 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month 
Time 8:55 - 10:35 AM 
Location St. Michael Parish (MPR door F - by the playground
Contact Rhonda Kelsey, 605-361-1600, rkelsey@stmichaelsfsd.org
Deadline  9/5/2019
Description We need 1-2 people to provide childcare for our mom's in our women's group.
Category 2

 

Event Name  Prayer Bottles 
Date  September 24, October 22, & November 29
Time 6:00 - 7:00 PM 
Location Avera Prairie Center, 1000 E 23rd Street, Sioux Falls
Contact Carol Rogers 605.322.3254 or carol.rogers@avera.org 
Deadline  Noon, day of event
Description Participants will create small bottles filled with symbols and prayers to offer comfort and encouragement to those on the cancer journey.
Category 1

 

Event Name  Childcare during SFO meeting
Date September 19, November 7, March 5
Time 5:45 - 7:00 PM
Location St. Lambert School
Contact Colleen Davis, 605-338-7042, cdavis@ogknights.org
Deadline 9/13/19 ~ 11/1/19 ~ 2/28/20
Description Supervise children either in the nursery and gym/playground during the SFO meeting. 3-4 volunteers are needed. 
Category 2

 

Event Name  Fall Carnival/Dance
Date September 21 
Time 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location Holy Spirit School
Contact LInda Meyer, 605-940-4947, lindam@sio.midco.net
Deadline  9/20/19
Description In one hour increments, help run carnival games, work in the kitchen selling food, or help clean up afterwards. 
Category 2