Christian Service

Christian Service

The goal of Christian service at Santa Margarita is that students grow in their relationship with Christ through direct service to the poor and vulnerable; grow in empathy for those different from themselves; and gain understanding of the Catholic Church’s commitment to life and social justice.

Service is at the heart of Santa Margarita’s charism, Caritas Christi, which means “the love of Christ.” The four principles of Caritas Christi: Humility, Compassion, Goodness and Justice are lived out in a life serving others.

The Caritas Christi Project: Religion 1

The Caritas Christi Project is a class wide introduction to the service experience at Santa Margarita.

Click here for Religion 1 Service Project News

The Corpus Christi Project: Religion 2


The Caritas Christi Project: Religion 2

Corpus Christi means Body of Christ, and in this project, we focus on feeding those members of the Body of Christ who do not have the means to feed themselves.

Lumen Christi Project: Religion 3 & 4

The Lumen Christi project is a continuation of the Christian service experience for students in religion 3 and religion 4. Students choose one or more nonprofits to serve with.

Service Opportunities

In the best interest of vulnerable communities, it is NEVER ok to take part in direct (face to face) service, if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or have come in close contact with someone who has COVID-19. We urge the SM community to exercise an abundance of caution for the sake of our brothers and sisters most in need.

Service opportunities are organized by contact level. All opportunities published are approved for Christian Service hours.  

Service hours are due April 29, 2021

Book Nook- Virtual Literacy Tutoring for Elementary Schoolers

The time commitment is a minimum of 1-2 hours per week to work with 1-3 children. The next program will start in April and run through June 18th with opportunities to volunteer on both Monday and/or Wednesday, and there will be two time slots available: 4:30pm and 5pm EST (3:30pm/4pm CST, 2:30pm/3pm MST 1:30/2pm PST).


All interested students must register at this link Registration Link


RAD Camp (Rising Above Disabilities)- 

RAD Camp is looking for (remote/virtual) volunteers who are interested in supporting a camper during the week of the program by assisting with guided activities online and being a RAD friend! Our RAD Camp families would definitely be grateful for the support during such a difficult time. Please note that volunteers must be 15 or older and apply by May 1st- Follow this Link to complete the online applicationhttps://forms.gle/Jd3Pco9FJ7UyBLtt5

Service Awards


Campus Ministry Calendar

Ms. Caitlin Stutzke is the Assistant Director of Campus Ministry at Santa Margarita and her office is located on the first floor of the G Building. Any questions regarding Christian service can be addressed to her via email at stutzkec@smhs.org or phone at