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Christian Solidarity


Christian Solidarity is associated with friendship or social charity; it is a direct demand of human and Christian brotherhood.  Solidarity is a Christian virtue that implies the sharing of spiritual goods even more than material ones.  Derived from the dignity of the human person, the key principle underlining solidarity is that “everyone should look upon his neighbor (without exception) as ‘another self’, above all bearing in mind his life and the means necessary for living it with dignity” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1st ed., (1994), n. 1931).

In keeping with the message of the Gospel to “serve and not be served,” and the mission of St. John Paul II High School, all students are required to complete a specified amount of Christian Solidarity Project hours each year.  Students will offer their services to the community and learn to “love thy neighbor as thyself.”  Christian Solidarity Project hours are considered an integral part of the Campus Evangelization Plan.
Note:  Students are advised that completion of Christian Solidarity Projects hours is required for continued enrollment and graduation.
Class Solidarity Hours
Freshmen 20
Sophomores 25
Juniors 30
Seniors 35
Forms to record Christian Solidarity Projects can be obtained through the Theology Department by clicking on the links below.  It is the responsibility of each student to return accurate Christian Solidarity Project Hour forms to their Theology Teacher in a timely manner.  
For more details on how to serve/activities that qualify, please refer to the Parent-Student Handbook under the Spirtuality section, pages 74-76