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.

Buddies Beyond Boundaries


The Caritas Christi Project: Theology 1

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

The Corpus Christi Project: Theology 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: Theology 3 & 4, Philosophy 1 & 2

The Lumen Christi project is a continuation of the Christian service experience for students in Theology 3 & 4, or Philosophy 1 & 2. Students choose one or more nonprofits to serve with.

Service Opportunities

Additional service opportunities are regularly communicated to students through their Campus Life TEAMS and Eagle Update.

Service Awards



Campus Ministry Calendar

Tracking Service Hours: MobileServe is our digital volunteer hour tracking program. Every SMCHS Student receives a MobileServe Account that will be linked to their Student Email.