Joe Welch and Father Carson Krittenbrink

Senior Charlotte Edmonds on Service

Campus Ministry

Campus Ministry invites all members of the McGuinness family to deepen their faith in Jesus Christ and His Gospel. We call upon our students, faculty, and staff to be a Christ-centered community that passionately serves others with integrity and experiences Christ in the Catholic tradition. Campus Ministry fosters spiritual growth through worship, prayer, reflection, leadership, service, education, and faith formation. Mr. Joe Welch, Campus Minister can be reached at (405) 842 6638, ext. 256 or jwelch@bmchs.org

BMCHS-11-0760Just 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

Requirements

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.

*  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.

Seniors

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.

Catholic Social Teaching Definitions

Life and Dignity of the Human Person

Protecting and enhancing the life and dignity of every human person is foundational.

Call to Family, Community and Participation

Our society, in economics and politics, requires that people work together for the common good. Society must strive to help individuals grow in community, protect the family and assist the poor.

Rights and Responsibilities

Human rights for life and those things required for human decency along with corresponding responsibilities to one another, our families and the society at large.

Options for the Poor

Putting the needs of the most vulnerable members of society first is a basic moral test of a civilized society. This is reflective of the education and spiritual mission of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frasatti.

Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers

The economy must serve people, not the other way around. The dignity of work must be recognized and fostered.

Solidarity

Catholic social teaching proclaims that we are our brothers’ and sisters’ keepers, wherever they live. We are one human family, whatever our national, racial, ethnic, economic, and ideological differences. Learning to practice the virtue of solidarity means learning that “loving our neighbor” has global dimensions in an interdependent world.

Care of God’s Creation

We show respect for the creator by our stewardship of creation and accepting the ethical challenges to protect people and the planet.