Student Stewardship

BCCHS Stewardship Program Overview

Current Student Stewardship Opportunities

FRESHMEN:

 

SOPHOMORE:

 

JUNIOR:

Relay for life:  This opportunity is for next year (2017-18) juniors.  Volunteers are needed to help with the American Cancer Society Relay this summer.  For more information contact Melissa Easterberg at 616-6503.

Mrs. June Thome: Mrs. Thome is looking for a student to do yard work and light housekeeping duties.  If student declines payment, this would qualify as stewardship hours.  She lives near Tyler and Central.  If you are interested please contact her directly at 316-722-5335.

American Diabetes Association: The American Diabetes Association is needing volunteers for their Tour de Cure event being held on Saturday, April 29, 2017.  This event will be at Spirit AeroSystems.  Volunteers will be needed during the event, as well as for set-up on Friday, April 28th as well.  Volunteer times will be split up in 3-4 hour shifts. Friday, shifts start at 9:00 a.m. and go until 8:00 p.m.  The Saturday shifts begin at 5:30 a.m. and go until 4:00 p.m. spreadsheet American Diabetes Association Volunteer Times.  (23 KB)If you have any questions, contact Stephanie Hartung, Director at 316-684-6091 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

StepStone Support GroupHelp with childcare and activities from 5:30-8pm   1st and 3rd Thursday of every month

Dear Neighbor food pantry: Help stock and organize the pantry and fill bags of food for clients in need.   Anytime Monday-Thursday  8:00-5:00 p.m.

Kansans for Life:  The pro-life movement, Kansans For Life, has a huge need for volunteers asap!  Students that need stewardship hours and want to help the pro-life effort.  KFL is needing help organizing & preparing over 100,000 packets!  After school, early evening, and weekend hours are available.  Please call Kansans for Life @ 687-5433 or Jeannie @ 316-570-5489 with any questions.

Special Olympics: For juniors trying to get in some last minute stewardship hours. Volunteer opportunity on May 6th (hours due May 10th) - Special Olympics Volunteer Opportunity May 6th - Track & Field @ Wichita Collegiate. For more information contact: Ali Barnard | Director, South Central Region | Special Olympics Kansas1917 N Hood | Wichita, KS  67203 | P: 316.253.4202  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

VolunTeen Program at Wesley Hospital:  Teens must be 15 years old and completed freshman year of high school by the beginning of the summer program.  Teen must attend an information session on one of these dates:

o   Wednesday, April 19 at 5:30 p.m. in the Cessna Conference Room at Wesley

o   Monday, April 24 at 5:30 p.m. in the Cessna Conference Room at Wesley

o   Saturday, April 29 at 11 a.m. in the Cessna Conference Room at Wesley

   Parents may attend, but teen must be present.  After information session, teen may pick up application if still interested and willing to commit (Since most of your kids already picked up an application, they will not need to fill out another. They can bring the application with them and turn it in after information session).  Deadline to turn in application after attending information session is Wednesday, May 10th at 5 p.m.  Because we want to provide the best experience possible for our teens, not every spot will be guaranteed. It will be based upon availability and recommendation

 

SENIOR:

Relay for life:  This opportunity is for next year (2017-18) seniors.  Volunteers are needed to help with the American Cancer Society Relay this summer.  For more information contact Melissa Easterberg at 616-6503.

American Diabetes Association: The American Diabetes Association is needing volunteers for their Tour de Cure event being held on Saturday, April 29, 2017.  This event will be at Spirit AeroSystems.  Volunteers will be needed during the event, as well as for set-up on Friday, April 28th as well.  Volunteer times will be split up in 3-4 hour shifts. Friday, shifts start at 9:00 a.m. and go until 8:00 p.m.  The Saturday shifts begin at 5:30 a.m. and go until 4:00 p.m.

spreadsheet American Diabetes Association Volunteer Times (23 KB)

If you have any questions, contact Stephanie Hartung, Director at 316-684-6091 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Botanica Garden: Botanica is looking for 12-15 students to work outside at the game stations & running the trains during several upcoming events. Students will need to dress appropriately for weather. 

Volunteers are needed for the following dates:

Tulips, Fairies & Friends, April 1, 8 & 15th from 8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. Students can choose to work all day or a shift from 8:00-11:00 a.m. or 11:00-3:00 p.m.

Contact Rene' Sellers, Director of Volunteer Relations and Weekend Manager at 316-264-0448 ext. 103 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

Exploration Place Sedgwick County’s Science and Discover Center, Exploration Place is seeking adult or teen volunteers who are studying music, play the guitar and/or have an interest/background in science. Volunteers will interact with visitors in the national traveling exhibit, Guitar: The Instrument That Rocked the World. For details, contact Resha Parajuli at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 316-660-0621.

StepStone Support Group: Help with childcare and activities from 5:30-8:00 p.m. the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month.

Dear Neighbor food pantry: Help stock and organize the pantry and fill bags of food for clients in need.   Anytime Monday-Thursday  8:00-5:00

Kansans for Life:  The pro-life movement, Kansans For Life, has a huge need for volunteers asap!  Students that need stewardship hours and want to help the pro-life effort.  KFL is needing help organizing & preparing over 100,000 packets!  After school, early evening, and weekend hours are available.  Please call Kansans for Life @ 687-5433 or Jeannie @ 316-570-5489 with any questions.

VolunTeen Program at Wesley Hospital:  Teen must be 15 years old and completed freshman year of high school by the beginning of the summer program.  Teen must attend an information session on one of these dates:

o   Wednesday, April 19 at 5:30 p.m. in the Cessna Conference Room at Wesley

 

o   Monday, April 24 at 5:30 p.m. in the Cessna Conference Room at Wesley

 

o   Saturday, April 29 at 11 a.m. in the Cessna Conference Room at Wesley

 

   Parents may attend, but teen must be present.  After information session, teen may pick up application if still interested and willing to commit (Since most of your kids already picked up an application, they will not need to fill out another. They can bring the application with them and turn it in after information session).  Deadline to turn in application after attending information session is Wednesday, May 10th at 5 p.m.  Because we want to provide the best experience possible for our teens, not every spot will be guaranteed. It will be based upon availability and recommendation.

Arkansas River Trash Roundup: Date: April 22nd, 2016, Time:  9am-12pm, Registration starts at 8am, Place: 151 N. Waco (Parking lot on the Southwest corner of Waco and First) Please visit our facebook event page by looking up “2017 Arkansas River Trash Roundup” or visiting the link https://www.facebook.com/events/331998050493387/ .  For more information contact:  Cindy Le, MS, Environmental Specialist, Department of Public Works, W.A.T.E.R. Center, 101 E. Pawnee St, Wichita, KS 67211 T: (316)350-3386

Purpose

Stewardship is the grateful response of a Christian disciple who recognizes and receives God’s gifts and shares these gifts in love of God and neighbor. Stewardship is a necessary part of Catholic formation, fulfilling our Lord’s command: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself” (Mark 12:31).

The main purposes of the stewardship program are:

1.     To develop stewardship as a way of life 

2.     To instill the habit of making a ‘complete gift of self’ towards their family, the poor and needy, the parish, and the greater community

3.     To develop the virtues of a healthy Catholic life

4.     To foster within our students the image of Jesus Christ who “came not to be served but to serve” (Matthew 20:28)

Requirements

·         Students are required to complete a certain number of stewardship hours each of their four years at BCCHS. Hours must be completed and verification form turned in by the due date during the semester the student takes the related religion course.

o    Freshman – 10 stewardship hours to the family

§  Class: Prayer, Liturgy and Sacraments

§  Virtues: prudence and humility

o    Sophomore – 15 stewardship hours to the parish

§  Class: Christian Morality

§  Virtues: temperance and faith

o    Junior – 20 stewardship hours to the needy and socially marginalized

§  Class: Church History

§  Virtues: justice and hope

o    Senior – 20 stewardship hours to the secular community

§  Class: Christian Vocations

§  Virtues: fortitude and charity

·         Hours may be completed beginning the first day of summer vacation preceding the current school year.

·         Hours must be completed outside of school hours.

·         Hours must be recorded on the accompanying verification form, signed by the appropriated supervisor (only the person who observed the stewardship hours being performed is authorized to complete this section – hours CANNOT be verified by one’s parents unless the parent(s) is an official leader/supervisor of the service project -and turned in to the religion teacher on or before the due date. All verification forms are saved in the student’s file and will be valuable for scholarships applications, job applications and interviews, and recommendations.

·         Be forewarned! Procrastination leads to unnecessary delay in completing a project that can easily be accomplished in a reasonable amount of time.

 

Penalties

§  If a student is reported to be lazy, negative, or defiant, the student will be required to repeat those hours.

§  Parish coordinators, organizations, and volunteer services spend much time and effort planning and arranging schedules.  When students do not follow through with their commitment it causes those organizations serious frustrations.  If a student commits to a certain number of hours and does not show up without prior cancelation, the student will double the hours he or she has missed.

§  Not completing stewardship hours or falsifying the verification form will result in a failing grade in the related religion course and the student will be required to retake that course.  If it is the student’s senior year, that student will not graduate with a Bishop Carroll diploma.

Specific Guidelines for Each Class

 

Freshman – 10 family stewardship hours

·         These hours are any free will service to one’s immediate family: parents, brothers and sisters, and grandparents. (This means service to one’s family, not simply with one’s family.)

·         Does NOT include: one’s ordinary household duties, work done as punishment, or work done for pay.

·         Hours must go beyond what parents normally expect.

·         Hours must be supervised and verified by one’s parents or guardian.

·         Examples: lead a family rosary, plan/arrange a family game/movie night, prepare dinner for your family, do EXTRA chores in addition to the ones you already have, arrange for family adoration, assisting with elderly or disabled relatives, etc.

Sophomore – 15 parish stewardship hours

·         These hours are service towards the parish in which one is registered, including its activities and apostolates.

·         Does NOT include the ordinary participation in Sunday Mass (however, to participate as a reader, server, choir member, etc. would fulfill stewardship hours).

·         Hours can include any service hours to the parish that are required for Confirmation preparation.

·         Hours must be supervised and verified by one’s Pastor, Associate Pastor, or another parish leader (hours CANNOT be verified by one’s parents unless the student’s parent(s) officially act as parish leader for the activity).

·         Examples: youth group events, Dead Theologians Society, Generations of Faith, teaching PSR or Sunday school, assisting at ‘fun-nights’, parish dinners, coffee and rolls, attending parish missions, parish fundraisers, etc.

·         *** Exception: Sophomores who serve at the Midwest Catholic Family Conference can apply those hours of service towards their stewardship hour requirements.

Junior – 20 stewardship hours to the needy and socially marginalized

·         These hours are service to a person (or persons) who are truly in need or those who are socially marginalized.

o    “Needy” is defined as a person who is incapable of carrying out necessary duties due to physical incapability, age, illness, or handicap.

o    “Socially marginalized” is defined as a person who is poor, homeless, homebound, infirm, or imprisoned.

·         Service that benefits the needy or marginalized community but is not in direct service to needy or marginalized persons (e.g. raising money for an organization that serves the needy community) can count for up to ½ of the total 20 hour requirement. At least ½ of the 20 hour requirement must be in direct service to a person or persons who are needy or marginalized. Students should have learned the names of some of the needy or marginalized persons they served during the course of their direct service. The knowledge of those we serve is in union with Christ who knows His sheep (Jn 10:14, 27).s

·         Students should give primary service to the needy and socially marginalized in one’s own parish prior to independent charities. Pastors are very aware of these persons in their parish, and should be asked who needs such service.

·         This service should include aiding the needy and marginalized in essential tasks of daily life. It may be fulfilled with service to a member of one’s family, if they meet the criteria above. This does NOT include duties that are a normal expectation of family life.

·         Hours must be supervised and verified by a supervisor under which the hours were performed (hours CANNOT be verified by one’s parents unless the service is offered to a needy member(s) of the student’s family or the student’s parent(s) officially acts as supervisor for the service).

·         Examples: service through retirement homes or centers, group homes for mentally or physically handicapped, day care for mentally or physically handicapped, Adult day care, Catholic Charities, Big Brother and Big Sisters, Lord’s Diner, Harbor House, St. Anthony Family Shelter, etc.

Senior – 20 stewardship hours to the secular community

·         These hours are service to a non-profit or service organization in the wider secular (non-Catholic) community.

·         Does NOT include service or activities associated with one’s family or the Catholic Church (however, service at Via Christi, Catholic Charities, and the Lord’s Diner would fulfill these hours since they serve the wider secular community).

·         These hours are intended to teach the students how to witness to Christ and to be examples of young Catholic men and women in the secular community.

·         Service with a Catholic institution, office, or organization to the Catholic community (that is majority Catholic) will not count for senior hours. Because the Lord’s diner, Via Christi, and Catholic Charities serve a population consisting of a majority that is not Catholic, hours with these ministries will count. To assist with determining whether or not the service is to a secular audience, specifically Catholic activity such as the celebration of the Liturgy indicates that the service is intended for a Catholic community and will not count for senior hours.

·         Hours must be supervised and verified by a supervisor under which the hours were performed. Parents and close relatives cannot supervise the hours unless the student’s parent(s) or close relative(s) officially act in a supervisory position at the secular non-profit organization.

·         Examples: service through Mennonite Housing Rehabilitation, the Leukemia Society, tutoring in non-catholic school with an at-risk child, the Wichita Children’s home, Meals on Wheels, any nonprofit hospital such a Via Christi, Catholic Charities and the Lord’s Diner.

 Update for Juniors & Seniors for the 2016-17 school year:

-Hours associated with BCCHS: The juniors and seniors will have the option to earn up to ½ of their required hours on campus at BCCHS. Examples of service include: Helping with summer camps at BCCHS, helping with cleaning the building and grounds, and assisting the advancement office with fundraising events. This service cannot be done during normal school hours. Students serving detention by cleaning the building cannot count those hours towards their stewardship hour requirements.