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Apostolic Hours

Apostolic Hours/Christian Service

At Saint Louis Catholic High School, in addition to seeking to maintain the highest of 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) HAND 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,  service to animals, and no direct service to  people.

As part of the Theology Requirements, each student at St. Louis Catholic High School MUST successfully complete specific hours of apostolic service during the 2017-2018 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 semester progress reports.  The remaining hours must be performed and turned in by fourth semester 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 will be given and explained to each student in their Theology class during the month of August.  Completed forms should be given to the student’s Theology teacher as the student completes the service.