Community service is an important part of the Catholic faith tradition and an important part of an All Saints Catholic School education. We encourage students to put their faith into action in accord with Catholic social teaching - respecting the sanctity of life and dignity of others, responding to the call to participate in the family and community, placing priority on the needs of the poor and the most vulnerable in society, building unity among people, and caring for God’s creation. Through service, our students gain a sense of compassion for others, leading to a desire to contribute to the greater good of the community. Service learning helps develop important skills including teamwork, leadership and Catholic discipleship.
Service to Others
Each year, our school community participates in several service events:
- The St. Vincent de Paul Walk for the Poor has been hosted by our school for many years. Our students and families are involved in the preparations, raffle sales, and walking activities of this annual fundraiser for the SVDP of Norman.
- A collection is taken at each school Mass to benefit organizations that focus on Catholic Social Teaching. Monetary and supply donations have been collected for and given to:
- Catholic Charities
- Catholic Relief Services
- Daily Bread Ministry
- Sister BJ’s Pantry
- Center of Family Love
- Father Marc’s orphanage in Haiti
- Operation Rice Bowl
- Birth Choice
- Water Center at the University of Oklahoma
- The Salvation Army
- Each grade level chooses a service focus every year. Students are involved is direct service with our community through agencies such as Among Friends, the Regional Food Bank, the Women’s Resource Center, Birth Choice, and Food and Shelter for Friends.