Service Hours

“Let us never forget that authentic power is service. To protect Jesus with Mary, to protect the whole of creation, to protect each person, especially the poorest, to protect ourselves; this is the service that the Bishop of Rome is called to carry out, yet one to which all of us are called, so that the star of hope will shine brightly. Let us protect with love all that God has given us!”

— Pope Francis

At St. Stanislaus Kostka, we believe that everyone is called to give back to the church and local community, not only through donations, but by offering our time in service to others.

Instilling the virtues of selflessness and generosity, and modeling them to our students, is a vital part of a Catholic education.

Student Service

All students, from Preschool through Eighth Grade, engage in charitable efforts throughout the school year. Some of their past efforts have included:

  • Creating and sending cards to service men overseas
  • Assisting local civics organizations
  • Making holiday cards for those in nursing homes
  • Collecting food for the poor


Our Middle School students are also required to complete 20 hours of service each school year. Parents and teachers must sign a Service Log Sheet to verify these hours.

See photos from recent service efforts on Facebook at: St. Stan’s Spirit Builders

Parent Service

Your family is an extremely important part of our school community. For our school community to grow and be a vital part of the community at large, we ask each family to volunteer ten hours to the school and/or church per school year.

The Diocese of Gary requires that all adult volunteers receive child safety training through the VIRTUS program. We strongly encourage all parents to receive this training upon their child’s acceptance to the school. See our VIRTUS Training page for more information. 

"When parents are involved in their children’s education at home, they do better in school. And when parents are involved in school, children go farther in school and the schools they go to are better."

— A New Generation of Evidence: The Family is Critical to Student Achievement