Campus Ministry

Venango Catholic High School is committed to fostering the spiritual growth of students, faculty, and all members of the VC community.

 

SERVICE + MISSIONS

“God will judge us this way: ‘I was hungry and you fed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was sick and you tended to me.’ Jesus’ meaning is clear: we must grow in love and compassion. The first question we must ask is what is our primary motivation? Is it to serve others? No work, no matter how well done, has value in God’s eyes unless it satisfies this requirement. Our work should be motivated to resolve suffering by serving humanity.”

– Mother Teresa’s Prescription: Finding Happiness and Peace in Service

CHRISTIAN SERVICE

Mother Teresa’s words remind us that through our service to others, we are directly serving God. At VRCS, we strive to teach students to be Christ’s disciples — carrying out messages of love and compassion to the world. An important part of our mission is to help students discover that alleviating others’ suffering is one of our primary objectives as Christians, which is why Christian service is a common thread throughout our schools.

Service Hours

 

Viking V.I.S.I.O.N.

During each of the four years at Venango Catholic High School, all students are required to perform a minimum of 25 hours of service per year, and to write a summarization paper after completion of those hours. The hours are non-cumulative per year and must be direct hours of service for the church, school, or community.

To count as service hours, activities must meet the following criteria:

  • The student must not receive any payment, monetary or otherwise, for any hours worked.
  • Hours that are part of a students normal chores, such as those normally required around the house, do not count.
  • Hours that are part of a court sentence or are mandated as a form of punishment or restitution do not count.
  • The hours must be recorded on a service project form and signed by the adult who was present at the place where the service was performed.
  • The completed service hours form must be turned in to each student’s academic advisor by no later than the date stated on the form.
  • Service hours completed as part of a parish confirmation program may be applied to the service program here at VCHS.
  • Hours must be served in all three areas of church, school, and community.
  • Fifteen hours must be completed by mid-January. The remaining 10 hours (25 total) plus the summarization paper must be completed by the end of March.

Contact Us

Venango Region Catholic School
Nicole Powell, Director of Admissions

1505 West 1st Street
Oil City, PA 16301

814-677-3098

hello@venangocatholic.org

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