Community Service

St. Paul Catholic High School
Christian Service Formation Program

Philosophy of the Program

The Christian Service Formation Program at St. Paul Catholic High School strongly embraces the call of the Second Vatican Council, and in particular the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World (Gaudium et Spes) which “binds us to make ourselves the neighbor of every person without exception and of actively helping him when he comes across our path, whether he be an old person abandoned by all, a foreign laborer unjustly looked down upon by all, a refugee…or a hungry person who disturbs our conscience by recalling the voice of the Lord, ‘As long as you did it for the least of my brethren, you did it for me (Mt. 25 :40) ‘ (GS 27).”

Our Christian Service Formation Program has three components, each with a particular focus:
• Faith in Action
• Falcon Service
• St. Paul Outreach

The objective of the Christian Formation Service Program is to help students understand their individual and corporate role in building the Kingdom of God. As is said in the Purpose and Vision for Catholic School Education, one of the fundamental purposes of a Catholic school education is to “Graduate students prepared to become productive, virtuous citizens and Church leaders who will fashion a more humane world.” It is important that, in the process, students come to appreciate that this service is not about “giving back” although we want them to be grateful, rather their service is geared towards the building up of the community through a spirit of generosity.

Participating Agencies

  • Alzheimer Center – Southington
  • B.A.R.C. – Bristol
  • Har Bur Middle School – Burlington
  • Bristol Hospital – Bristol
  • Linden Street School – Plainville
  • Edgewood Elementary School – Bristol
  • St. Matthew School – Bristol
  • Greene Hills K-8 School – Bristol
  • St. Joseph School – Bristol
  • Holy Family Retreat Center – Farmington
  • St. Peter/St. Francis School – Torrington
  • Humane Society – Meriden
  • Southington Catholic – Southington
  • Derynoski School – Southington
  • Northeast Middle School – Bristol
  • UCONN Medical Center – Farmington
  • Sacred Heart School – New Britain
  • New Britain Hospital – New Britain
  • United Way of West Central CT – Bristol
  • Sacred Heart School – New Britain
  • St. Brigid-St. Augustine Partnership School – West Hartford
  • St. Anthony School – Winsted
  • West Bristol K-8 School – Bristol
  • Franciscan Life Center – Meriden
  • Bristol Boys & Girls Club – Bristol