Faith & Service
We believe in something bigger than ourselves.
We believe in something bigger than ourselves.
Rooted in the values of the Marist Brothers, we seek to embody humility and compassion in all we do. Here, students of all faiths and religious identities share a commitment to serve those most in need.
At Central Catholic, you’ll experience an inclusive journey of personal growth while making a positive impact on the world.
We are Marist & Catholic.
We believe in our own potential and in the goodness of others.
Guided by the vision of Saint Marcellin Champagnat, we are inspired to make the world a better place by serving and leading.
Rooted in the values of the Marist Brothers, we seek to embody humility and compassion in all we do.
Be Marist. Make a Difference.
Central students are inspired to improve the world through spiritual and moral growth, hard work, and meaningful connections. While they may not all share the same faith, they are all inspired by our shared Marist values to serve the least favored and grow in their personal relationships with God.
At Central, service will shape who you are and how you live – and daily opportunities to develop, practice, and express your faith will help you build a strong moral foundation that will support you for life.
The Marist Service Experience
All students participate in our Marist Service Experience, 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.
The Five Pillars of Being Marist
The Five Pillars of Marist Identity were introduced by the Marist Province in 2015 as ideals to which all Marists, students and adults alike, should commit to.
The Pillars are:
Presence… caring for each other, seeking relationships founded on love, being attentive and welcoming with a sense of openness
Simplicity… being straightforward and genuine, humble and modest, ‘doing good quietly’
Family Spirit… relating to each other as members of a loving family, building community, offering the warmth of welcoming, acceptance and belonging, sharing our successes and failures, setting clear standards of honesty, mutual respect, and tolerance
Love of Work… being generous of heart, constant, and persevering in our daily work, confident, visionary, decisive in meeting the needs of our community and encouraging each other to discover the dignity of our work with young people and with each other
In the Way of Mary… seeing Mary as a perfect model of being Marist, tender, strong, constant in faith, open to God’s calling us to our own journey of discipleship
On Wednesday, February 28, the CCHS Family came together for the Scoops and Hoops Tournament to benefit Lazarus House Ministries. This new initiative was conceived and organized by students enrolled in the Poverty, Policy, and Justice class offered by the Religious Studies Department.
During their third Annual Sock Drive, members of the National Honor Society collected 2,656 pairs of socks to help our neighbors in need during the chilly winter months. Well done, Raiders!
In December, four Central Catholic students and two faculty members traveled to Florida to participate in the inaugural Marist Youth Mission Conference with students from the eight Marist schools in the United States.
Throughout the year, freshmen and sophomores are given the opportunity to participate in a Marist Day of Service with Campus Ministry. On Friday, December 1, students and faculty partnered with our neighbors at Lazarus House Ministries to serve those in need.
The Christmas Spirit is alive and well at Central Catholic with many events and activities to celebrate the Christmas and Advent Season while caring for those in need! *Update: The Winter Band & Chorus Concert and Christmas Prayer Service photos are now posted.*
In honor of All Saints Day and All Souls Day, we will be remembering our deceased loved ones in a special way. On behalf of the Marist Brothers and the Central Catholic Family, we invite you to submit your special intentions.