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Holy Cross Service Program

The Holy Cross Service Program is integral to the education of a BMHS student. As a Holy Cross sponsored school rooted in the Catholic tradition, we not only teach students to “Think with Christ,” but also to live like Christ. The Holy Cross Service Program at Bishop McNamara High School is guided by love of neighbor and the work of social justice. Students are encouraged to move out of their comfort zones as they seek to help those in need - and perhaps even to see the face of Christ in the strangers to whom they show compassion.

The Service program rejects the notion of reciprocity which only helps those from whom help is received – “you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours.” In Luke's Gospel we read, "If you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? good, and lend, expecting nothing in return." (Luke 6:33,35)

To hear several of our students explain what they learned from their service experiences, please click on the video below.

Use the links to learn more about the Holy Cross Service Program (including grade-level requirements) and to access different forms pertaining to the program.