All students are immersed in the ministry of Catholicism from the start of the day, to the end. From Theology coursework to retreats, Cardinal Stritch models their root belief of Deus Adjutor Meus "God is my helper". Students will experience retreats, community outreach projects, and Masses.
Stewards of Stritch (S.O.S.) Hours
To emphasize the importance of becoming life-long stewards, students are required to complete service hours every year. A Stewards of Stritch (S.O.S.) hour is work done for the school, a community organization, and/or a church. Hours may also be obtained by doing work that is approved by the student’s Theology teacher. This work is done without pay and under supervision. Students may find service opportunities on their own, or opportunities will be posted or announced at school. Students may count their hours in the parishes as either S.O.S. Hours or Kateri Hours, but not both. To build a deepening commitment to service, the minimum number of hours increases every year:
- Freshmen – a minimum of fifteen (15) hours of service.
- Sophomores – a minimum of twenty (20) hours of service.
- Juniors – a minimum of twenty-five (25) hours of service.
- Seniors – a minimum of thirty (30) hours of service.
Service hours completed during the summer are applied to the following school year. S.O.S. hours forms are available on the website, in the school office, or Theology classes. On this form, students record the number of hours and the agency where the work was done, obtain a supervisor’s signature, and write a brief reflection about the work that was done. This form is turned in to the student’s Theology teacher to be logged. Students can check their progress with the Campus Minister.
All S.O.S Hours are due by April 30.