As you're assembling your holiday lists, we ask that you think of your Bishop McNamara on this #GivingTuesday.
Think back on your fondest memories of Bishop McNamara and join us in supporting our Holy Cross mission during this charitable time of year. Financial donations, be they general donations to the School or donations to a specific program or scholarship, are always appreciated not just by the School, the staff and faculty - but also by the students, through whom the McNamara spirit and Holy Cross traditions will live on.
Thank you for your thoughts this holiday season, and for your generosity this #GivingTuesday - may God continue to bless you and your families!
Bishop McNamara offers a variety of Service Organizations, dedicated to community service, religious expression, or social justice. Join with other students in activities and clubs providing a wide variety of service or aid to the BMHS community or beyond. Many different opportunities are listed below representing options for students to participate throughout their four years. Click on any organization for more information.
Key Club is an international student-led organization which provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership. Key Club International is the high school organization sponsored by Kiwanis International. Key Club assists Kiwanis in carrying out its mission to serve the children of the world. High school student members of Key Club perform acts of service in their communities, such as cleaning up parks, collecting clothing and organizing food drives. They also learn leadership skills by running meetings, planning projects and holding elected leadership positions at the club, district and international levels.
Moderator: Ms. De Leonibus
The purpose of L.I.F.T. is to give McNamara students the opportunity to share their knowledge, wisdom, and experiences with junior high students of the local diocesan schools. Peer educators run a workshop on how young Christians can deal with issues of abortion, sex, violence and drugs in a real way. The educators use role plays, small group activities, exercises, discussions and personal talks to share with the students the message to “Respect Life" in all aspects of their behaviors and decisions.
The Pro-Life/Pure Love Committee exists to provide an outlet for students to participate in the pro-life movement, and to spread awareness of and promote chastity and secondary virginity. In addition to educating themselves on life issues, committee members will also promote a respect for the dignity of life in the McNamara community, and encourage and support those who are struggling with wrong decisions, as well as those who are trying to live a chaste life. The moderator brings ideas and direction to the committee, educates members on current life issues, and guides, supports and encourages committee members through the example and witness of his/her personal life. The moderator also oversees the committee's finances and serves as a link to the faculty and administration. Committee activities may include a fundraising activity for a local pregnancy center, the organization of a liturgy or prayer service, poster campaigns, Lenten fasting in honor of chastity, a fundraising activity entailing selling pro-life/chastity t-shirts, etc. Students may participate in the Rally and March for Life in January, as well as a variety of other field trips supporting pro-life/chastity activities. Events may also include guest speakers.
Moderator: Mr. McClain
Youth for Christ provides a means for spiritual renewal in young adults and offers opportunities for them to respond to God's holiness. Youth for Christ members believe that God is calling everyone to a personal relationship with Him. In need of friends and role models, youth are given the opportunity to develop social skills and relationships in a healthy Christian environment. Realizing the need to make decisions in life, youth are led to know that God should always be an inseparable part of these decisions. YFC is a movement characterized by fun, taken in a Christian context. YFC receives its guidance from the Holy Spirit, through directions given to its leaders and members.
Moderator: Mr. Sanneman