As a part of the Catholic faith formation students receive at Marist, religion is a required course all four years. During senior year, students have the option to enroll in one of two courses outside the traditional classroom.
Understanding the Call to Discipleship: Peer Leadership
This program offers seniors an experience of ministry as service within the Marist school community. Students in this program work in a classroom setting under the guidance and direction of various subject area instructors to assist both teachers and students in the learning process. Moreover, the course requires students to attend training sessions and seminar days and complete written assignments in order to reflect, explain, and expand upon the role of ministry to others.
Understanding the Call to Discipleship: Community Service
This program is designed to provide the Marist senior with the opportunity to put his or her faith into action through service to others outside the Marist community. Each student is asked to give several hours of service each school week at his or her assigned place of service. Each service site provides the student with the opportunity to become actively involved with the people there and to learn about a particular ministry. The various areas of service widen the student’s perspective of humanity, inviting and challenging the student to bring forth Gospel values in himself or herself and others.
During the 2019-2020 school year, the Community Service partner sites are: Council Oak Montessori, Garden Center Services, Park Lawn ADT, Park Lawn Workshop, Sertoma Centre (2 locations), Elim Christian School, Elim Christian Work Services, Smith Senior Living, Palos Heights Rehabilitation Center, St. Barnabas School, Christ the King School, Clissold School, St. Germaine, St. Linus School, St. Margaret of Scotland School, Queen of Martyrs School, St. Walter School, and Little Company of Mary Hospital.
Peer Leadership Coordinator
Ms. Sarah Kolkmeyer
Community Service Coordinator
Mr. John Hyland