One of the important aspects of our mission at V.J. and Angela Skutt Catholic High School is to build a community of caring and justice among our school family which reaches out and responds to the needs of others. The Living the Gospel program at Skutt Catholic encourages and guides students to live out the message of Jesus Christ. Students are required to complete a certain amount of service hours each year, and many of our students go above and beyond in their dedication and commitment to service.
UPDATED GUIDELINES FOR 2016-2017
Skutt Catholic High School utilizes an online service documentation program, x2VOL.com. We are very excited about the opportunities that come with this new program! Informational links and videos are also available on ebackpack.
Freshman and Transfer Students will receive their login information and directions on how to use x2VOL.com in August once school begins. For all service done over the Summer, Freshman and Transfer Students are encouraged to obtain a site supervisor’s signature verifying their service hours. They will then enter the service in x2VOL.com in August.
- Click here for DEMO Video for x2VOL
- Directions for entering Service Hours into x2VOL
- UPDATED Living the Gospel Guidelines for 2016-2017 school year
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT DAY
Our annual Community Involvement Day is a wonderful "Hawktober" tradition. Instead of having regular classes, the entire student body leaves the school to visit various agencies and schools that serve the elderly, children, those experiencing poverty, the disabled and sick within the Omaha and surrounding communities. This day provides students and faculty the opportunity to learn about the people and agencies that serve the needs of our community, and then provide service themselves. This year, our students will spend time with almost 50 sites in the Omaha and surrounding areas.
“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me … Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:35-40
IMPORTANT DATES FOR 2016-2017
- September 1 – Summer Service Hours Due
- October 5 - Community Involvement Day
- November 15 – First Half of Service Hours Due
- March 14 - Second Half of Service Hours Due for Seniors
- April 11 – Second Half of Service Hours Due for 9-11th
The VSP (Very Special People) Club is designed to provide recreational activities to cognitively and developmentally disabled teens and adults in a comfortable atmosphere. Fun activities are planned most Friday and Saturday evenings, from 6 – 9 p.m. Volunteers are welcome anytime. The VSP Club is located at 15687 Spaulding Street, on the NW corner of 156th & Maple. Contact: See calendar of events here, or email.
Munroe-Meyer Recreational Therapy Programs offer volunteers hands-on experience interacting with children and youth, ages 3 through 21, who have developmental disabilities. Volunteers assist the participants in various activities including art, music, cooking, sports, games, and swimming. They offer an after school program, a Saturday morning program, and a Thursday evening adult program. All NEW volunteers are required to attend training before participating in the program. Contact: Participant registration forms with more detailed information are available in the Campus Ministry Office. You may also contact Nicole Giron at 402-559-3018, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Skutt Catholic Skyhawk Chapter of Habitat for Humanity organizes many builds throughout the year. Visit the Facebook page for more information!
Heart Ministry Center provides basic necessities, educational opportunities, health outreach events and support to individuals and families in north Omaha and surrounding areas. Help clients with the walk-in food pantry, clothing closet, sack lunch program, or wherever needed.
Agencies that Serve Children and Teens
Agencies that Serve People with Disabilities
Agencies that Serve the Elderly
Granville Assisted Living, LaVista
Skutt Catholic Service Trips offer participants the wonderful opportunity to deepen their commitment to the call of the Gospel, grow in their faith as they share it with one another, and work for justice in our world today. Our mission is that they instill a continued desire to serve and be in solidarity with one another. Since 2001, over 400 students have participated in a service trip!
What have students said about previous trips?
Life–changing! The most fun I have ever had! I learned to be Christ to others!
This year, Skutt Catholic students will be participating in four Service Trips:
SkyHawks in the City - A service trip within Omaha! Students are invited to immerse themselves in a weekend of service in our own backyard. We will partner with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Open Door Mission, the Heart Ministry Center, plus more! This trip will be completely led and organized by SC Faculty and Staff. Register now!
- Nov. 18 - 20, 2016
- March 31 - April 2, 2017
Summer Service Trips to Rosebud Indian Reservation, South Dakota - Youthworks is an interdenominational non-profit organization providing life-changing, Christ-centered youth mission opportunities. Students participate in service, community building, faith sharing, reflection, cultural programs, and evening activities.
Summer Service Trip to Port au Prince, Haiti - Must be upperclassman.