Stewardship Program

Here at St. Wendelin Catholic School we are committed to helping form strong Catholic men and women. We want to form students who have a deep understanding of their faith, who love God, and who out of their understanding and love desire to serve. In order for students to see the value of service, we require students to perform service hours. We hope that through these activities they will encounter and recognize Christ in other people around them, especially the poor and needy. We hope students will meet people who are different from themselves so that the students might have a wider worldview and might look outside of themselves to see the needs of others. We hope students will develop a passion for helping those around them and that this will influence the way they live the rest of their lives. Our world needs people like you to make a difference and here at St. Wendelin Catholic School we believe that we can be that difference. The spark of a difference we make here in Fostoria can spread throughout our world and set the world on fire. 

Grades 8-12       Total 25 service hours,   8 or 9 for Church, School, and Community.
Grade 7                Total 13 service hours,    4 or 5 for Church, School, and Community.

“If you are who you should be, you will set the whole world on fire!” ~ St . Catherine of Siena

St. Wendelin Catholic School Stewardship Program

Each year students in grades 8-12 are required to perform a minimum of 25 hours of service. Students in grade 7 are to perform a minimum of 13 hours of service. These
hours are to be completed before the end of each school year. (A new year begins as soon as the summer vacation starts.) Students are always welcome to exceed the minimum requirement. These extra hours can at times be useful when applying for college scholarships, so any extra hours can be turned in to be added to the database.

The service hours need to be spread each year across three simple categories:

  • At least 8 hours for grades 8-12 or 4 for grade 7 for St. Wendelin School (elementary, high school or junior high)

  • At least 8 or 4 hours for a church

  • At least 8 or 4 hours for the wider community

These hours cannot be done for payment, or special recognition such as their own Eagle Scout Project, nor for family members and should preferably be done with a charitable organization. Generally the hours are not to be done for an individual unless there are special circumstances, then a student should have the project approved ahead of time by the Service Program Coordinator or a theology teacher.

For each service activity that a student completes, a service report is to be completed and turned in to the Service Program Coordinator, the information desk or the main office. These are available on the bulletin board outside Room 314. Each year the specific service directives are reviewed. Any minor changes that would be made will be placed in service directives in the student handbook that is distributed at the beginning of the school year. These would also be pointed out in the parent newsletter.