The service projects are the organized charitable work of the students of St. Alphonsus Liguori Parish. The work is to give the students the opportunity to be in the wider community and is not meant to be individual works of mercy. The projects are operated under specific guidelines set up and monitored by the instructors of the Confirmation program. The service projects are unique because they require the student to use initiative in an area that the stereotypical teenager ignores. The students work with each other and with adults in their school and faith community as citizens working to build the Kingdom of God. The Confirmation program has set up the projects in such a way that the student personally experiences and has examples of Corporal Works of Mercy.
The regulations of an appropriate service project are:
a. The student chooses an activity that he/she enjoys.
b. The activity must be strictly volunteer; that is, no reward or compensation at all.
c. The student must work directly with an adult in the service work.
d. The student preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation complete a minimum of 30 hours for PKP and 15 hours for Spark of service during his/her 10th grade year.
e. 1/3 of the service hours are to be done for the family; 1/3 for the parish; 1/3
for a charitable institution or for an institution for which charitable work can be done.
f. The youth do not allow themselves to be taken for granted or treated without dignity.
Once each project or experience is completed, youth are expected to make an online service journal submission.
Once all the hours have been completed, youth should print out a final service journal reflection page and turn it in at a Confirmation Preparation session or to the parish office.