In "Les Misérables," Victor Hugo writes, "To love another person is to see the face of God." With this in mind, all Padres are required to perform 80 hours of service during their four years at Serra.
It is impossible to live the Christian life fully without serving those in need. While service must ultimately flow freely from a generous heart, it is a practice that is best formed when it becomes a habit. Adolescence is a time of great energy and formation of the attitudes that will shape one's adulthood.
Jesus did not isolate himself from his followers. His mission was one of teaching, serving and living among the people. Service begins early for our Padres. All grades participate in the Adopt-a-Family program during the holidays. Our juniors spend a day in San Francisco's Tenderloin District during the Urban Plunge. Other Padres work at senior centers, distribute food to the homeless and work with at-risk children. It is our hope that every Serra graduate will be a man who gives of himself to others.
For more information, please contact:
Ms. Jackie Schroeder
Christian Service, Justice Programs, Kairos Retreats