Community Service and Information
Committed to the religious education of the whole person, we believe that it is our unique mission to guide young people in developing a Christian social conscience and a commitment to a life of justice and peace. Participation in the combination of our educational and service/action programs will enable our students to accomplish this goal.
Religious education does not stop at the threshold of the classroom door. Rather, the Gospel calls us to the values of compassion and service to those in need. In order to reinforce this value, each student is required to perform 25 hours of christian service annually. Service opportunities are plentiful in the greater Jacksonville area and are regularly broadcast via daily public address announcements, posted in Campus Ministry and the religion classrooms, and advertised by fliers.
A Campus Minister serves as our Christian Service Coordinator and acts as the liaison between BKHS and service organizations. The minister assists our service clubs in identifying service projects, visits the religion classrooms to encourage service and suggest opportunities for appropriate service. Each year during Catholic Schools' Week, a Service Opportunities Fair is coordinated and sponsored by Campus Ministry. Service agencies and organizations are invited to our campus to exhibit and distribute information about their organization and services available to our students.