Serving "our dear neighbor without distinction" is at the heart of the CSJ mission and, therefore, also the heart of the OLP mission.
We are called to be loving disciples, serving our neighbors with kindness and compassion. As a member of the OLP community, each student is encouraged to engage in Christian service, striving to bring about justice and love in our community, as Jesus modeled for us. Service at OLP is grounded in the understanding that every person is created with innate worth and dignity.
Make a wholehearted gift of yourself to God and the dear neighbor.CSJ Maxim 39
Through our service opportunities, students at OLP live the CSJ call to be women of heart, women of faith, and women of courage. OLP offers a wide variety of local service opportunities through OLP Clubs and Campus Ministry, mixed with annual educational justice immersions focusing on a wide range of social justice issues, both domestic and international.
OLP does not require mandatory service hours as part of OLP graduation requirements. This philosophy encourages and celebrates the thriving culture of service that has flourished at OLP. We firmly believe that students are motivated to serve others through an authentic spirit of compassion and a desire to engage with our dear neighbors, both locally and globally.
OLP has a robust set of club offerings allowing students to explore their passions and interests. Each of the following clubs are spearheaded by student leaders, supported by a faculty/staff moderator. This list encompasses specific clubs with a focus on service and social awareness. To see the full list of all student clubs, visit our Student Clubs website.
In a school setting....
|tutoring students or helping with crafts||helping a teacher grade assignments or decorate their classroom|
|With a shelter….|
serving food to individuals in need
sorting or packaging food donations
|At a hospital…||guiding patients to their rooms, visiting their families||assisting in labs, working at gift stores|
|With your parish….||working with children in Vacation Bible School||Liturgical Ministry (altar serving, lectoring, etc.)|
We continue to encourage each student to submit their service hours to our tracking platform, x2vol.com.
- Through the student service submissions, we will highlight and celebrate the service being done by the OLP community. Students who go above and beyond to give back to the community will be recognized annually.
- This online service platform tracks your four years of service experiences, and creates a “service transcript” for students as they apply to college and life beyond OLP.
Service Opportunities at OLP
Throughout the year, OLP Campus Ministry offers a multitude of service experiences for our students. We post our service opportunities in the weekly bulletin and share on morning PTV announcements. Students are encouraged to utilize the summer vacation to participate in meaningful service experiences. Please email Mrs. Wilson, Service and Retreats Director with any questions about our service opportunities.