As a Catholic institution grounded in the pillars of faith, learning, leadership, and service, we believe that we are called to live in relationship to God. Through and for that relationship, we are called to love our neighbors as ourselves. If we are in a position to offer a helping hand to those in need, then we must do so. In that spirit, and as a part of our Theology curriculum, Andrean students get the option to pray, serve, and/or donate on a monthly basis through our Service Plan. Each month, there are a plethora of opportunities to act out one’s faith. While some of our service is indirect and focuses on prayer or donation, we continue to expand on more direct service outside of Andrean’s school boundaries. In order to give students a better insight to the power of service and the joy of genuine relationship with the people they will serve, we are always open to new ways to give back.
Examples of Andrean Service:
- Serving at Sts. Monica and Luke’s Soup Kitchen
- Supply drive for local elementary schools
- Food drives for local food banks
- YARC (Young Adults Really Care) Party for adults with developmental disabilities for Halloween, Christmas, and Easter.
- Used clothing drive for the Veterans at the Jesse Brown VA Medical Center
- Box of Joy program with Cross Catholic Outreach
- Adopt-a-Family with Catholic Charities
- Donations for Gary Animal Control
- Assisting the Franciscan Health Foundation
Continuing to follow our mission pillars of faith, learning, leadership, and service, we guide our students in their Catholic faith by providing them opportunities to learn, grow, and lead. The students participate in monthly all-school masses (in which they take on leadership roles) as well as monthly community building and discussions about various faith topics. We also offer weekly morning or RT prayer opportunities in the Chapel that focus around Eucharistic adoration as well as praying the rosary or Chaplet of Divine Mercy. Furthermore, our school chaplain and campus minister (among other faculty and staff) are readily available to support students wherever they are in their faith journey through individual conversation and collective programming.