Welcome Crusader! We are SO happy you're at Cathedral, and we want to make sure we're doing everything we can to ensure you have a successful and fulfilling school year. Below are some helpful resources for managing academics and student life at Cathedral. As always, if you have any questions reach out to your student advisory or any teacher. GO CRUSADERS!
Service Learning Program / Logging Volunteer Hours
In the words of the U.S. Bishops, “Catholic school students should be introduced gradually to the idea and practice of Christian service. In early years, efforts to instill a sense of mission and concern for others help lay a foundation for later service projects, as does study of the lives of the saints and outstanding contemporaries.” Sharing the Light, #232.
At Cathedral, we believe that service should be an attitude, a way of life, and every person has a calling and a responsibility to serve one another as a living example of Jesus’ teachings. It is important not only to listen and understand the Word of God, but also to apply the lessons learned in our daily life through service to others.
We will use the Corporal Works of Mercy, Spiritual Works of Mercy and the Principles of Catholic Social Teachings as the basis for our Service Learning Program. All service learning experiences will be related to these models of Christian living, and students will be asked to reflect on the connections between their service experience and these models.
Corporal Works of Mercy
The Corporal Works of Mercy recognize the sacredness of human life. We learn through fulfilling these Works of Mercy for others that we are our brother’s keeper. Our feelings of love for our fellow man must be accompanied by acts of charity.
(1) Feed the hungry.
(2) Give drink to the thirsty.
(3) Clothe the naked.
(4) Shelter the homeless.
(5) Visit those in prison.
(6) Comfort the sick.
(7) Bury the dead.
Spiritual Works of Mercy
The Spiritual Works of Mercy recognize sin, ignorance, doubt, sorrow and other human conditions where we need to reach out in faith and love to others. How many times did Jesus rebuke with love, counsel, teach and help those who did not know Him?
(1) Admonish sinners.
(2) Instruct the uninformed.
(3) Counsel the doubtful.
(4) Comfort the sorrowful.
(5) Bear wrongs patiently.
(6) Forgive offenses.
(7) Pray for the living and the dead.
Catholic Social Teaching Principles
The Catholic Social Teaching Principles are a rich treasure of wisdom about building a just society and living lives of holiness amidst the challenges of modern society. These principals highlight several of the key themes that are at the heart of our Catholic social tradition.
(1) Life and Dignity of the Human Person.
(3) Care for God’s creation.
(4) Call to Family, Community and Participation.
(5) Option for the Poor and Vulnerable.
(6) Rights and Responsibilities.
(7) Dignity of Work and Rights of Worked
Service Learning Requirements:
Students are expected to fulfill the number of service hours listed below during the assigned grade. Students cannot wait until their senior year and attempt to fulfill all of the required hours.
Grade Hours Required Education Area Grade 7 10 – including 2 served in your Parish/Church* Corporal/Spiritual
Works of Mercy
Grade 8 10 – including 2 served in your Parish/Church* Corporal/Spiritual
Works of Mercy
Grade 9 15 – including 3 served in your Parish/Church* Catholic Social Teaching Intro
Five Stages of Service Learning
Grade 10 15 – including 3 served in your Parish/Church* Retreat / Project included Grade 11 20 -including 4 served in your Parish/Church* Catholic Social Teaching
Grade 12 20 -including 4 served in your Parish/Church* Capstone Project ?
*Students will complete a total of 20 parish/church hours throughout their time at Cathedral. If you do not belong to a parish/church, contact Mrs. Baldwin for information.
Parish/church service experiences are an opportunity for our students to be contributing members of their parish community, which prayerfully and financially supports their education.
Logging Hours in MobileServe App:
New this year, students will record their service experiences in MobileServe. This app allows students to record and reflect on their service experiences. There will also be a current list of service opportunities, including many safe-distancing opportunities.
Getting Started Guide
MobileServe is available as a mobile app in the App Store and Google Play and can be used on most smartphones and tablets. If you’d rather not use the mobile app, you can create and manage your MobileServe account from any internet-connected device at app.mobileserve.com. Simply skip the download instructions below and start with Create Your Account.
Download the App
- Go to the App Store or Google Play
- Search “MobileServe”
- Tap the Get or Install button next to MobileServe App
Create Your Account
- Open the app or go to app.mobileserve.com & select Sign Up
- Enter your name, birthday, and create a password (skip the employer/school box)
- Select Next
- Add an optional photo to your profile or select Skip
- Select Next
- Enter the 6-digit code corresponding to your class:
- Class of 2022: 1F5E0F CCS
- Class of 2023: E2D346 CCS
- Class of 2024: 020D53 CCS
- Class of 2025: 21248F CCS
- Class of 2026: OE871E
- Class of 2027: 14C612
- Select Join
After joining, be sure to categorize your service log by checking the box next to the organization name –Cathedral Catholic School – St. Cloud – and selecting the correct service category.
Contact Sandy Baldwin, Service Learning Coordinator, at email@example.com.
Guidance and Counseling
Guidance & Counseling Department Staff
High School Counselors
Middle School Counselor
- Marie Hess: 320-257-2142, firstname.lastname@example.org