The understanding of stewardship as a way of life cannot begin when one becomes an adult; it must start at an early age. Stewardship is a way of living that acknowledges that everything we are and have is a gift from God. It is living a life marked by gratitude and thanksgiving to God. As it relates to children, a response to God’s generosity must be made by giving back a portion of one’s time and talent.
Some guidelines have been established so students will understand their responsibilities as it relates to this service project.
The required hours for each student per semester are:
Pre-K 1 hours
Kindergarten 2 hours
1st Grade 3 hours
2nd Grade 4 hours
3rd Grade 5 hours
4th Grade 6 hours
5th Grade 7 hours
6th Grade 8 hours
7th Grade 9 hours
8th Grade 10 hours
After a student has accomplished an act of generosity, he/she is asked to have an adult sign and verify that the task was completed.
After a student has reached the specific goal as listed above, his/her stewardship sheet is given to the principal. When the semester comes to an end, those who have met the criteria and have given their time and talent to help others will be recognized.
St. Joseph Catholic School has a very high rate of participation in, and completion of, the requirements for the Stewards of Christ Program.