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Called to Serve

Our community and the compassion with which we lead and live our faith are what make Central Catholic distinctive and truly unique.

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The ONE DAY Christian Service Learning Program

All students participate in our Christian Service Learning Program, known as One Day, in which Central Catholic High School students give at least one day (24 hours) of service to those who need it most. Over 80% of CCHS students give well beyond their one day of service and continue to assist those in need.

The program grows from the mission of Central Catholic High School: to make Jesus known and loved, to educate the whole person and to serve others, especially the least favored.

Service projects and opportunities are designed to help students discover how they can make a difference in our world by leading and through building relationships with the least favored.

Students often volunteer their time to assist the poor, the homeless, the sick, the elderly, those in nursing homes or assisted living, as well as people who are mentally or physically challenged or have special needs.

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Bro. Vincent Dinnean, FMS Outstanding Christian Service Award

Since 2007, each year at graduation, one senior is recognized for the exemplary service to the least favored with the Bro. Vincent Dinnean, FMS Outstanding Christian Service Award. This award is given in memory of Bro. Vinny, who consistently demonstrated extraordinary dedication to service and humility while building relationships with surrounding service organizations.

Below is the list of award winners.
Anna Flynn 2020
Addison Jaromin 2020
John Boyle 2019
Victoria Kish 2019
Meghna Iyer 2018

Isabel Dawson


Angelica Guzman-Gagne


Savannah Bynum


Julie Desjardins


Edward Orkney


Anya Housianitis


Michelle Abou-Raad


Gregory Rickenbacker


Samantha Murray


Lisa Hua


Anna Van


Catherine Desjardins


Kerri Bichekas


Service in the News

Solidarity with open hands and Marist logo

In early February, when Syria and Turkey were devastated by a severe earthquake, the Marist Family was directly impacted. The Blue Marists in Aleppo, Syria have served those who have suffered in the war-torn area for many years. Central Catholic students are supporting the earthquake relief efforts - proceeds are going to the Blue Marists.

Read More about Raiders Join Worldwide Marist Family in Earthquake Relief Efforts
Cheerleader waving US flag

As we approach Veterans Day, the Central Catholic Family is paying tribute to those who have served or are serving in the armed forces. Last week, Peer Leaders collected candy for deployed service members and veterans, and we are continuing to collect names of veterans and profiles for the Call of Faith & Duty: A Tribute to Veterans.

Read More about Honoring Those Who Serve
Group photo of students who participated in the camp

In early August, seven rising juniors traveled to Indiana to participate in the Marist Youth Leadership Camp with Campus Minister Mrs. Earline Tweedie and Marists from all across the country. Nine Marist schools from around the USA (MA, NY, NJ, FL, IL, TX and OR) were represented.

Read More about Leading in the Marist Way