Campus Ministry: Christian Service

The mission of Bishop Gorman High School is to:

•             Teach the Gospel of Jesus Christ

•             Prepare students for higher education

•             Create a community where service is valued and celebrated

Christian Service is an essential component of Bishop Gorman’s Mission.  In the Gospels, Jesus makes it very clear that reaching out to the poor and those counted as “less” in our society is crucial.  Through His own life giving death and resurrection, Jesus gave His all for us and has made it clear that we, His followers, must do the same.

Bishop Gorman is committed to creating a Christian Service program that exposes our students to many areas of service that are available, particularly for the poor and needy of our community.

Mrs. Susie Portz,  sportz@bishopgorman.org,  is our Christian Services Coordinator and is available to help students in determining where they may choose to devote their time.  Additionally, she provides school-wide service events called “Gaels Give HOPE “(Helping Out People Everywhere), that allows our community to work together for the common goal of helping others.

Our students are required to complete 25 hours of  Christian service per year. Twelve and a half (12.5) of those hours must be completed by the end of first semester, January 17, 2014.  If a student is not current with service hours, registration may not be permitted for their Fall 2014 classes.  Seniors must have ALL of their service hours completed by the end of first semester, January 17, 2014.  Seniors who do not meet their service hour requirement will not receive their diploma or final transcripts.

As for service options, we have compiled a list of approved non-profit organizations that students may choose from.   Each student will be responsible for contacting these organizations directly, and signing in and out for their service hours.  Hours will be sent directly to Campus Ministry from the organizations, so students will not have to remember to bring a form.  There is a wide variety to choose from: serving children, adults, the homeless, disabled, our environment, animals, and more.  CLICK HERE to see a List of Approved Christian Service Agencies. Click HERE for Christian Service Report Sheet

As Bishop Gorman continues to grow, our service program will make changes to best manage our numbers of students while continuing to make a huge, positive impact on the Las Vegas community. Thanks to our school community, our students, and our families, we are making a difference by serving those who need us most!

“I cannot do all the good that the world needs, but the world needs all the good that I can do.”

                                                                                                               Jana Stanfield