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Apostolic Hours

Apostolic Hours/Christian Service

At Saint Louis Catholic High School, in addition to seeking to maintain the highest academic standards, we also seek to cultivate the heart of a servant in our students. We do this by requiring our students to actively serve the community because it is our duty to be the hands and feet of Christ.

There are various forms of service, and for the sake of clarity we have designated two categories:

1) HANDS of CHRIST: these encompass the Corporal Works of Mercy (feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, care for the sick, comfort the afflicted, pray for the dead, visit the imprisoned, teach the ignorant, clothe the naked, welcome the stranger, and counsel the doubtful).

2) FEET of CHRIST: these include taking care of the environment and service to animals – no direct service to people.

As part of our Theology Requirements, each student at St. Louis Catholic High School MUST successfully complete specific hours of apostolic service during the school year.

  • 9th grade: 10 hours
  • 10th grade: 15 hours
  • 11th grade: 20 hours
  • 12th grade: 25 hours


Half of the hours must be performed and turned in before the second quarter progress reports.  The remaining hours must be performed and turned in by fourth quarter progress reports.  We encourage students to do a variety of service experiences during their four years here. Half of the required hours must be done outside the family and school organizations.

Completion of Apostolic hours will be counted as a test grade (100 points)  in both the 2nd and 4th quarters of the 2018-2019 school year.  All hours should be documented on the Apostolic Hours Form which is given and explained to students in their Theology classes in August.  Completed forms should be given to the students’ Theology teacher as they complete the service.