Service Project Guidelines
A Ramona Graduate is a
Woman of Faith and A Creative Problem Solver
The framework of Catholic Social Teaching rests on the analytical reflection of social issues and the practical action of liberation as Jesus calls us to do in discipleship. Our Ramona students are dedicated to discipleship of justice; they commit to the pursuit of right relationships of equality, justice and solidarity.
● Freshmen and Sophomores must complete six (6) hours of service per semester. The total minimum requirement for the school year is then twelve (12) hours.
● Juniors and Seniors must complete twelve (12) hours of service per semester. The total minimum requirement for the school year is then twenty-four (24) hours.
● 1/3 of the student's hours must be from the Analysis category listed below. Therefore, freshman and sophomores must complete two (2) hours of Analysis per semester; juniors and seniors must complete four (4) hours of Analysis per semester.
● If a student works at an off-campus organization four or more times, they must obtain a letter and/or time sheet from that organization verifying her hours.
● All students must write a service reflection as part of their project. The reflection can be the usual three questions from the verification form or other questions designed by your theology teacher.
Summer 2023 Service Hours are due Tuesday, August 29th (Theology blocks E, F, G, and A) or Wednesday, August 30th (Theology blocks B, C, and D)
Fall 2023 Service Hours are due Thursday, November 16 (Theology blocks F, G, A and B) or Friday, November 17 (Theology blocks C, D, and E)
Spring 2024 Service Hours are due Tuesday, April 9 (Theology blocks D, E, F and G) or Wednesday, April 10th (Theology blocks A, B, and C)
Please submit all your service hours to your current theology teacher. Summer hours can also meet your Fall Service requirement for a theology grade.
The framework of Catholic Social Teaching rests on the analytical reflection of social issues and the practical action of liberation as Jesus calls us to do in discipleship.
Analysis is the deep reflection and research of asking, “Who are the poor and vulnerable within our neighborhoods, local communities, nation and global family?” and exploring, “Why do particular social injustices exist?” Analysis will help students understand why social injustices persist from multiple intersectional angles and whom it impacts from ecosystems, cultures of insects and animals and
*Students MAY NOT repeat the analytical source throughout their Ramona Career. If found reporting duplicate work, the student’s hours will not be counted and will undergo plagiarism consequences.
Action is the direct, physical response to the analysis of social injustice. Action calls students to alleviate social sin through love, accompaniment and grace. How are students called to witness the dignity of the poor and vulnerable and accompany them in their journey of healing.
*Students are not limited to the examples of action above. They are free to express their own creativity in social action. If uncertain, they must ask their theology teacher for approval.