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Christian Service

Just as the Gospel of Matthew 25:31-46 tells us, our lives will be judged by our response to the "least of these," so, too, our school should be measured by our help for those less fortunate in our community and beyond.  Christian Service is deemed as any volunteer aid to a non-profit agency, church, civic or school organization, which seeks to help others or enable a ministry of the institution being served.

For questions or concerns regarding Christian Service at BMCHS, contact Mr. Joseph Welch, Director of Campus Ministry, at (405) 842 6638 or jwelch@bmchs.org

2014 - 2015 Christian Service Log

Christian service does not include volunteering at a for-profit business, for activities in which the student is paid, or as the result of disciplinary action. Christian service does not include the ordinary obligation one has to family, friends, and neighbors, nor should it include travel or sleep time incurred on mission trips or out-of-town service experiences.

Ninety Christian Service hours are a graduation requirement and all students will be expected to remain current during their four years at McGuinness. At the beginning of each semester, an inventory will be done for each student. If he or she is short the number of required hours, he or she will have three weeks to reach the required number. If at the end of the three week probation period the student is still short, they will be athletically ineligible until the desired number is reached. During this time, the student may practice, but not compete, against another school.

  Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior
1st Day 0 10 30 60
1st Day (second semester) 5 20 45 90

*  Summer hours count towards the upcoming fall 

The service hour requirement also counts for 10% of the Theology semester grade. Service retreats and projects count towards the student requirement.


The BMCHS Red Cord of Distinguished Service is awarded to seniors who have volunteered a cumulative 300 Christian service hours or more and who complete the Red Cord of Distinguished Service application process.

The Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati Award is presented to one male and one female student selected from those who received the Red Cord Award.  Recipients are chosen based on how well they have exhibited the qualities of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati.


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