"to serve...not to be served"
At St. Croix Catholic, we strive to model ourselves in all things after the person of Jesus Christ "who came to serve, not to be served" (Matthew 20:28).
Each trimester, our students participate in acts of service, beginning in the Fall with our annual "Service Marathon" tied to our Marathon fundraiser in which students are challenged to complete 26 acts of age-appropriate service. For about one month, our students engage in simple acts of service recognizing they are imitating Christ who serves us daily and shows us His kindness and mercy.
The second trimester, we complete acts of service in our Faith Families at our annual Faith Rally which concludes Catholic Schools Week.
The third trimester, each grade level completes acts of service as a class for a local charity.
In all of these activities, the children are taught the virtue of gratitude for all they have received and the joy of giving to others.