High School Christian Service
As the Body of Christ, the Church, we are the hands and feet, heart, eyes, voice and ears of Christ. As members of His Body, we answer the call to love and to serve the Lord. This mission is rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, "whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did it for Me." (Matthew 25: 40)
Bishop Thomas K. Gorman Catholic School is an arm of the Church, the Body of Christ. We are called to service through the teachings of the Church as quoted from the Catechism of the Catholic Church : "The common good is always oriented towards the progress of persons" CCC # 1912.
"The duty of making oneself a neighbor to others and actively serving them becomes even more urgent when it involves the disadvantaged, in whatever area this may be" CCC # 1932 and finally, "The principle of solidarity, also articulated in terms of "friendship" or "social charity", is a direct demand of human and Christian brotherhood." CCC # 1939
Junior Christian Service
Bishop Gorman Catholic School is committed to promoting the primary value of service to others as a necessary and meaningful response to the Gospel call.
The school teaches the value of Christian service through class activities in the middle school, through required hours outside of the school day during high school and through a junior service immersion experience in the junior year.
The aim of this learning experience is for students to identify an issue of social concern, then formulate an action plan response. Students will have an intense, meaningful, significant, unpaid service experience addressing that need, then they will analyze and report about that experience through a Gospel perspective in their theology and English classes.