Service to Others

Sharing God's Gifts With the World

At every grade level, Faithful Shepherd students are encouraged and inspired to serve others in contribution to their fellow students, their parishes, and their local communities. Not only does their service provide immediate benefits to others but provides the foundation for joyful service as they develop God’s gifts within themselves.

Here are some of the ways your child will experience service at Faithful Shepherd:

Buddies program

“Buddies,” as they are affectionately called, receive the opportunity to learn by older students’ examples. These older students provide a familiar face to the new students as they develop relationships with their mentors throughout the year. Likewise, mentors learn the power of compassion and patience as they pass on their own gifts and knowledge to this next generation of Faithful Shepherd learners.

Buddies get together montly for activities, and Kindergarteners sit with their 8th grade Buddies at Mass, as well.

8th grade & Kindergarten 

7th grade & 3rd grade

6th grade & 2nd grade

5th grade & 1st grade

4th grade & Preschool Kinderstart

Liturgical season service projects

Each year during advent and lent, Faithful Shepherd has developed service projects with local and global community benefit in mind. Some examples include:

  • Collecting basic items or Christmas gift cards for sheltered women and children at Dakota Woodlands
  • Adopting families through the Moms and Neighbors service organization
  • Collecting essential supplies for newborns through Second Stork

Middle School service hours

In middle school, students are required to complete 20 service hours within the school, the parish, and the community as part of their annual curriculum requirements. They can choose where and how they serve and tailor their opportunities to leverage their own unique gifts.

Faith in Action Friday

Faith in Action Fridays bring the entire student body together to offer financial support to local and global organizations in need. One Friday a month provides students the opportunity to bring in a dollar and come to school out of uniform. A different charity is chosen each time to receive the money raised on these days.

Examples include:

  • Open Door Pantry
  • Second Stork
  • Dakota Woodlands

On Faith in Action Fridays each month, participating students unify wearing spiritwear.