It is our belief that we have been entrusted by God who is the creator of all with the care of our world, church, school and children. Out of gratitude for our many blessings we respond by caring for all with the use of our time, talent and money.
Every family with at least one child enrolled within the St. Kateri Catholic Schools is required to perform 30 volunteer hours per school year. These hours may be performed at any parish within the St. Kateri Tekakwitha Deanery or at our school. High school students may count their hours in the parishes as either St. Kateri Hours or S.O.S. Hours (service hours required for graduation), but not both.
It is our fundamental belief that the members of the community have been given the time and talents to make the parishes and school thrive. St. Kateri Hours invite you to use those talents and time in a variety of ways. In the past people have tutored, painted, written press releases, decorated, landscaped, set up data bases, and coached, just to name a few possibilities.
In order for you to complete your hours and help us keep track of them, please do the following:
- Be involved in your parish and in the school.
- When you are volunteering have a “St. Kateri Hours” form with you.
- The parish or school employee who is supervising or organizing the activity should fill
- out and sign the form.
- Forms can be left with any parish secretary (in the deanery) or school secretary.
- Stay tuned to your parish bulletin and/or the www.katerischools.org website for volunteer opportunities.
Any hours not completed by April 30 of each school year will be charged to your tuition account at the amount of $25/hour. Any family member may do the volunteer hours including the students themselves.
Hours are normally not transferable to other families without prior approval from the President of St. Kateri Catholic Schools. St. Kateri Hours help us offset the cost of tuition through the generous use of your time and talents.