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.
Skutt Catholic High School utilizes an online service documentation program, called Helper Helper. Freshman and Transfer Students will receive their login information and directions on how to use when 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.
Our annual Community Involvement Day is a wonderful “Hawktober” tradition. This year it will be taking place in the spring! 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. Our Hawktober food drive served many of the places that we would normally visit for Community Involvement Day!
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?
The most fun I have ever had!
I learned to be Christ to others!
This year, Skutt Catholic students will be participating in the following Service Trips:
“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.”