Apostolic Ministry Service Program
Each year, Holy Family High School students are asked to deepen their understanding of the role of Christian service through the Corporal Works of Mercy. This program is designed to include all areas of life from the home to the broader community. Fulfillment of service hours is mandatory for graduation, students will not receive their diploma if their Apostolic Ministry requirements are not completed in full. Apostolic Ministry projects vary from year to year and have specific requirements and due dates. Service experiences include working within one’s family, school, parish or church, and non-profit organizations that work with marginalized individuals and those in need. Students who fail to complete their hours each year will have their report cards and/or transcripts withheld until their service hours are satisfactorily completed. Service hours will be documented using verification sheets that can be found below. Questions regarding an organization may be directed to the student’s Theology teacher or the Campus Ministry office.
Students must show how their hours of service address the Corporal Works of Mercy.
Grade 9 - Class of 2023
Freshmen are asked to complete ten hours of service. Students are encouraged to work within their own faith community (this includes the family, school, parish/faith community). Freshmen may volunteer with one or more non-profit organizations.
Freshmen are required to document their service hours using verification sheets, the sheets must be turned into their Theology teacher.due date will be assigned by the classroom teacher.
Grade 10 - Class of 2022
Sophomores must complete fifteen hours of service. Five of those hours must include work with a needy population. Students must document their service hours using verification sheets, the sheets must be turned into their Theology teacher, the due date will be determined by the classroom teacher.
Grade 11 - Class of 2021
Juniors complete their Apostolic Ministry Projects through their Justice and Peace class, participating in the Big Idea Project (BIP). Through the BIP, students identify a need in society they would like to do something about and work together with a mentor to design an action plan that addresses that need. Verification cards are not required for The Big Idea Project.
Grade 12 - Class of 2020
Seniors will complete twenty-five hours of service. All twenty-five hours must be completed with marginalized and/or needy populations. Hours must be documented using Apostolic Ministry verification sheets. Seniors are asked to write a 3-5 page reflection paper on their experience of service over their four years at Holy Family. The paper will be assigned through the senior Theology teachers.
Pre-Approved Volunteer Agencies
Catholic Charities of Northern Colorado
Opportunities to serve in the following ministries: Marisol Women’s Services; shelter services; community and immigration services; adult and senior services; and early childhood education services.
Student’s Home Parish
Visit your parish website or contact the office for volunteer opportunities with the needy.
Volunteer to perform clean-up at gravesites and cemetery grounds.
Mount Olivet Catholic Cemetery
12801 W 44th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Sacred Heart of Mary Parish Cemetery
6739 S Boulder Rd, Boulder, CO 80303
Little Flower Maternity Home
Fr. Woody’s Haven of Hope
1101 W. 7th Avenue
(7th and Lipan)
Little Sisters of the Poor - Mullen Home for the Aged
3629 W. 29th Avenue
Denver, CO 80211-3601
Mission Club at Holy Family High School
One Sandwich at a Time at Holy Family High School
Campus Ministry Office
A Precious Child
7051 W. 118th Ave.
Broomfield, Colorado 80020
F.I.S.H. of Broomfield
6 Garden Center
Habitat for Humanity Colorado
Casa de la Esperanza Learning Center
1520 South Emery Street
Community Food Share
650 S Taylor Ave, Louisville
Colorado Therapeutic Riding Center
Food Bank of the Rockies
Salvation Army Broomfield
1080 Birch Street, Broomfield
Special Olympics Colorado