Living Out Our Christian Values

An integral part of the educational experience at Marin Catholic College Preparatory is the 100-hour service component which has students live out the school mission of Faith, Knowledge, and Service in their community. Our Christian service learning as an educational concept combines students doing volunteer service in the community with reflection and classroom connections in order to deepen understanding. As a school, we want students to reflect on their service, to gain understanding about people’s lives and witness how our society does or doesn’t take care of its most vulnerable members. The focus is on social justice and Catholic Social Teaching and the responsibility each of us has to the greater world around us while living out the gospel values.

Freshman Christian Service Volunteer Events

Each season of the school year, there is a MC Parent Advisory Board-organized volunteer activity for freshmen.  These events include feeding the hungry at Glide Memorial Kitchen, bowling with special friends from Jessica’s Haven and a carnival for the Elderly at Warner Creek Apartments
 
Freshmen are welcome to sign up for one of the three events (they are not mandatory) to make a difference in the lives of people in need, while getting to know some of your classmates and fulfilling your required Christian Service hours.  

FAQs & Event Logistics
  • Each event fulfills 5 hours with People in Need hours.
  • Transportation is provided.
  • Parents are welcome to sign up too, but do not need to accompany their child.
  • Students are required to have five parent/student service hours so these events are an easy way to fulfill those hours. 
  • Each event is planned for a Friday (flex day) and cars will leave after school from in front of the gym and return there afterwards.
  • Only one event per freshman as space is limited and we want to give everyone a chance to go.

Freshmen Feed the Homeless at Glide Memorial Church

In October, a group of 20 freshmen and several parents served 392 meals to the guests at Glide Memorial Church in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco. Not only did they prepare food, cook, serve and clean, but they also smiled at and talked to diners. Many of the guests had stories to share with students, some guests sat and prayed over their meals, and a handful of guests came through the line more than five times. MC students and their accompanying parents made a difference for the people they served that day, by treating them with dignity and compassion.

A word from our students...

"I enjoyed going and making a difference in the lives of people that need help. It is one small way that I can show God's love."

"While serving the homeless dinner I gained a new perspective on what other's lives are outside Marin. I learned to really appreciate what I have in my life and never take anything for granted. I definitely want to come back to Glide Memorial and do this again because it was such a great experience."

"This experience was extremely moving to me, and I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to participate, and hopefully made people's days better. When I entered Glide, I was overwhelmed with some of the situations people were in, and it made me extremely grateful for what I have. When I left Glide, I was overcome with immense joy, and happiness."
"Act justly, love mercy, walk humbly with your God."
- Micah 6:8
 

QUESTIONS?

Contact Mrs. Linda Siler
(415) 464-3850
lsiler@marincatholic.org
Office Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8:00am-3:15pm