This is whereFAITH GROWS
In the Community
Resurrection students work toward a mission of building a community that reaches out to the poor and homeless, helping to build a world where peace and social justice reign.
Within each classroom, students and teachers support the community on several levels. During Advent, upper grade students "adopt" and provide for the needs of a local family. Food and clothing collections take place for St. Vincent DePaul. Several times a year students prepare bagged lunches for InnVision, a homeless shelter in San Jose, and students contribute money during Lent for use in overseas missions. The school's outreach program also includes pennies for leukemia research, student-created holiday decorations for local residential care facilities, and holiday cards for the veterans at the Palo Alto Veteran's Hospital. Hats, mittens, and socks are collected for at-risk teenagers, Valentine cards are made for parishioners, and in each classroom, a Lenten cross is decorated with notes of random acts of kindness.
Students in 5th through 8th grade are asked to complete service hours as part of the overall curriculum.
- 5th grade - 10 service hours a year
- 6th grade - 15 service hours a year
- 7th grade - 20 service hours a year
- 8th grade - 30 service hours a year