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Apostolic Ministry

Apostolic Ministry Program

 

Since all aspects of the religious program of Holy Family High School are rooted in the central doctrines and morals of the Catholic faith, the Apostolic Ministry Program provides an opportunity for all students to live out the Gospel mandates of Jesus Christ.  Through this program, Holy Family High School seeks to instill in its students a sense of service to the community and a genuine, active love of neighbor.  Experiences include service with their family, at their current or former schools, within their parish or faith community, and with organizations that work directly with people in need.

 

The Apostolic Ministry Program is required of each student each year and must be approved by the Director of Apostolic Ministry.  The projects vary from year to year and have specific guidelines and deadlines.  Such information is sent to each family annually and is presented to all students in their Theology class.  On-going portions of the project/experiences are presented in Theology classes.

 

 

Project Requirements


Grade 9:    Service, either as a family or on their own, volunteering with a non-profit agency/organization in their community.

 

  • Freshman students are asked to do one of the following:
    1. Plan a service project for the student and their family to participate in at a local non-profit organization (for a minimum of 2 hours).
    2. Volunteer on their own for a minimum of 4 total hours with a single or multiple non-profit organizations. 
    3. Lead Vacation Bible School over the summer, or help lead the catechism or sacramental preparations at their parish/faith community.
    4. Participate in a Mission Trip (students may need to request an extension from the Director of Apostolic Ministry if the Mission Trip takes place after the project due date.)

 

  • SEE VERIFICATION AND REFLECTION PAPER REQUIREMENTS BELOW

 

  • A list of pre-approved non-profit organizations and contact information can be found on the Holy Family website.

 

  • Organizations not listed on the website must be approved by the Director of Apostolic Ministry.

 

  • Projects are part of a student’s second semester Theology grade and should be turned in to their Theology teacher on whichever of the following days the student has Theology class.

 

  • Freshman Project DUE DATES:  ThursdayJanuary 18th or Friday, January 19th, 2018.

 

 

Grade 10:     Service with a community of which you are a part.

 

  • Sophomore students are asked to volunteer for a minimum of 8 hours at Holy Family, their former school or their parish/faith community.  The following would also fulfill their Apostolic Ministry Project requirements:

 

    • Lead Vacation Bible School over the summer, or help lead the catechism or sacramental preparations at their parish/faith community.
    • Participate in a Mission Trip (students may need to request an extension from the Director of Apostolic Ministry if the Mission Trip takes place after the project due date.)

 

  • SEE VERIFICATION AND REFLECTION PAPER REQUIREMENTS BELOW

 

  • Projects are part of a student’s second semester Theology grade and should be turned in to their Theology teacher on whichever of the following days the student has Theology class.

 

  • Sophomore Project DUE DATES:  Thursday, May 3rd or Friday, May 4th, 2018.

 

 

Grade 11:     Service to, with, or for people in need.

 

  • Juniors are asked to volunteer at two different pre-approved, non-profit agencies or organizations that serve (either directly or indirectly) people in needs: the poor, the elderly, the disabled or the hospitalized (for a minimum of 3 hours at each agency…this may require more than one visit to each agency). The following would also fulfill their Apostolic Ministry Project requirements:

 

    • Lead Vacation Bible School over the summer, or help lead the catechism or sacramental preparations at their parish/faith community.
    • Participate in a Mission Trip (students may need to request an extension from the Director of Apostolic Ministry if the Mission Trip takes place after the project due date.)

 

  • SEE VERIFICATION AND REFLECTION PAPER REQUIREMENTS BELOW

 

  • A list of pre-approved non-profit organizations and contact information can be found on the Holy Family website.

 

  • Organizations not listed on the website must be approved by the Director of Apostolic Ministry.

 

  • Projects are part of a student’s second semester Theology grade and should be turned in to their Theology teacher on whichever of the following days the student has Theology class.

 

  • Junior Project DUE DATES:  Thursday, February 22nd or Friday, February 23rd, 2018

 

 

Grade 12:     Service to, with or for people in need.

 

  • Seniors, as the leaders of our Community and having experienced the benefits of Service, are asked to commit to a single agency over the course of their senior year.  Seniors commit to volunteering at the Social Service Agency of their choice at least six times.

 

  • Those six visits must be at an agency or organization that serves (either directly or indirectly) people in needs: the poor, the elderly, the disabled or the hospitalized. The following also fulfill their Apostolic Ministry Project requirements:

 

    • Lead Vacation Bible School over the summer, or help lead the catechism or sacramental preparations at their parish/faith community.
    • Participate in a Mission Trip (students may need to request an extension from the Director of Apostolic Ministry if the Mission Trip takes place after the project due date.)

 

  • SEE VERIFICATION AND REFLECTION PAPER REQUIREMENTS BELOW

 

  • A list of pre-approved non-profit organizations and contact information can be found on the Holy Family website.

 

  • Organizations not listed on the website must be approved by the Director of Apostolic Ministry.

 

  • Projects are part of a student’s second semester Theology grade and should be turned in to their Theology teacher on whichever of the following days the student has Theology class.

 

  • SENIORS WILL NOT RECEIVE THEIR DIPLOMA IF THEIR APOSTOLIC MINISTRY REQUIREMENTS ARE NOT COMPLETED IN FULL.

 

  • Senior Project DUE DATES:  Thursday, April 12th or Friday, April 13th, 2018.

 

 

Verification of Service and Reflection Paper Requirements

 

Apostolic Ministry Projects are complete once the student submits the following to their Theology Teacher on or before the listed due date.

 

  •  A Reflection Paper explaining what was done.  How the student decided to do this particular project?  Tell a story sharing the specifics of the student’s favorite memory concerning their Project.  Finally, the student should reflect on what they learned about themselves, about the people they helped, and about how they grew in their faith as a result of their service.  Reflection Papers should be 2 full pages, typed, and using MLA format.   

 

  • completed Verification Card documenting the student’s Service Project.  One can print Verification Cards from the PDFs below.  Or, you can pick up a Verification Card on the table outside of the Apostolic Ministry Office.
 
 
Pre-approved Volunteer Agencies

Below is a list of a few of the agencies where Holy Family students often volunteer.  For this reason, they are “pre-approved.”  All of these agencies fulfill the Apostolic Ministry requirement for juniors and seniors.  Juniors and seniors may also volunteer at any registered non-profit agency (see paragraph below) that works with the elderly, hospitalized, poor or disabled in order to fulfill their Apostolic Ministry requirement.

 

For incoming freshmen, students may volunteer on their own or with their families at any of the below agencies or at any registered non-profit (501c3) agency.  If you are unsure whether or not an agency is a registered non-profit, just ask if they have a 501c3 status.  If they do, you’re good to go!!!

 

A Precious Child

http://www.apreciouschild.org 

 

Volunteer Coordinator—Laura Stom

303-466-4272

Volunteer@APreciousChild.org

557 Burbank St., Unit E

Broomfield, CO 80020

 

 

Sister Carmen Center

http://sistercarmen.org 

 

Volunteer Manager—Ann Huggins

303-665-4342 ×142

ann@sistercarmen.org

701 E Baseline Rd.

Lafayette, CO 80026

 

 

FISH of Broomfield

http://www.broomfieldfish.org 

 

Pantry Manager—Mike Lutz

(303) 460-6805

26 Garden Center #3A

Broomfield, CO 80020

 

 

Flatirons Habitat for Humanity

http://www.flatironshabitat.org 

 

Re-Store

Volunteer Manager—Adam Baksa

303-404-2008

volunteer@flatironshabitat.org

1 Park St.

Broomfield, CO 80020

 

Homes Construction/Restoration

Volunteer Coordinator—Julie Baxter

303-447-3787

volunteer@flatironshabitat.org

201 E. Simpson St.
Lafayette CO 80026

 

 

 

Little Sisters of the Poor

http://www.littlesistersofthepoordenver.org 

 

Volunteer Coordinator—Lindsay Graveley

303-433-7221

voldenver@littlesistersofthepoor.org

3629 W. 29th Avenue

Denver, CO 80211

 

 

Fr. Woody’s Haven of Hope

http://www.frwoodyshavenofhope.org 

Volunteer Coordinator—Mary Jo Martin

303-607-0855 ext. 7

1101 W 7th Ave.

Denver, CO 80204

 

 

Reading Buddies

(at the Lafayette Public Library)

http://www.cityoflafayette.com/982/Reading-Buddies  

 

 

Volunteer Coordinator—Sarah Dodson-Knight

303-661-1180

sarahd@cityoflafayette.com

775 W. Baseline Road
Lafayette, CO 80026

 

 

Casa de la Esperanza Learning Center

http://www.bouldercounty.org/family/housing/pages/casaesperanza.aspx

 

Volunteer Coordinator—Neil Mosser

303-678-6220

dmosser@bouldercounty.org

1520 S Emery St.

Longmont, CO 80501

 

 

Food Bank of the Rockies

http://www.foodbankrockies.org

 

Volunteer Coordinator—Krys Ross

303-375-5863

kross@foodbankrockies.org

10700 E. 45th Avenue
Denver, CO 80239

 

 

Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center

https://www.ctrcinc.org

 

Volunteer Coordinator—Jamie Brunson

303-652-9131 x105

volunteer@ctrcinc.org

11968 Mineral Road
Longmont, CO 80504

 

 

Community Food Share

https://communityfoodshare.org

 

Volunteer Coordinator—Nina Stubblebine

303-652-3663

nstubblebine@communityfoodshare.org

650 S. Taylor Avenue
Louisville, CO 80027

 

 

Special Olympics Colorado

http://www.specialolympicsco.org

 

Volunteer Coordinator—Claire Viater

720-359-3130

cviater@specialolympicsco.org

 

 

Camp for Change

http://campforchange.org

 

Volunteer Coordinator—Jan Timm

303-332-4067

jantimm@comcast.net

7100 S. Boulder Rd.
Boulder, CO 80303

 

 

Gabriel House (Catholic Charities)

https://ccdenver.org/gabriel-house

 

Volunteer Coordinator—Mary Carey

303-684-9304

mary@careyhome.org

 

 

 

“I Have a Dream” Foundation

of Boulder County

http://www.ihaveadreamfoundation.org/who-we-are/affiliates/Boulder

 

Volunteer Coordinator—Michael Haims

860-335-0616

mentors@ihaveadreamboulder.org

 

 

Annual Volunteer Service Fair

 

Each year, we invite the social service agencies with which our students regularly volunteer, as well as new agencies we may have heard about or connected with over the past year, to come to campus and share with our students the work they do and the service opportunities that exist for our students.  The Service Fair takes place the last week of September.

 

 

For more information on the Apostolic Ministry Program or on the requirements please contact the Director of Apostolic Ministry, Mr. Jeff Gonsalves-McCabe at jeff.gonsalves-mccabe@holyfamilyhs.com 

 

 

 

One Sandwich at a Time

 One Sandwich at a Time is a Holy Family Student Ministry.  Our mission is to provide 600 sandwiches to the Denver Homeless Community on the 2nd Friday of each month.

Our ministry meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month to make 600 sandwiches.  Students meet at 2:20pm-4:00pm in The Commons.  Everyone is welcomed.

Sign up to volunteer at an upcoming One Sandwich at a Time date.

Sign up to help for One Sandwich at a Time HERE!

Three student members and a chaperone will hand deliver the sandwiches on the front entrance of Holy Ghost Catholic Church the following Friday morning.  Students who are handing out sandwiches will meet at 8:00am at HF and return by 11:15am.  Students participating in the delivery to Holy Ghost Church should try to alternate to allow for everyone to get an opportunity.

Holy Family is very fortunate to have this opportunity to be involved with our downtown community.  Please join us for a life changing experience.