Ignatian Service Programs

Rockhurst students are blessed with many talents and opportunities. We recognize that these are gifts from God, and each student is asked to share his time and talents through service to the community. In the Jesuit tradition, students are encouraged to offer direct service to the materially poor and those on the margins of society. Community service is as much a requirement for graduation at Rockhurst as passing core academic courses.
Guided by the Gospel and rooted in tradition, the Ignatian Service Program at Rockhurst Jesuit High School strives for the following goals:
  • Provide opportunities for the students, faculty, staff, alumni, and families of Rockhurst to stand up for and form relationships with those on the margins.
  • Offer our time, talents, and gifts to build a more just society.
  • Recognize that love is shown more in deeds than words by actively participating in the corporal and spiritual works of mercy
  • Develop a sense of our personal and communal responsibility to care for God’s creation and be protectors of the environment and natural world.
A student can choose from a diverse array of one-time and ongoing service projects. If assistance is needed, do not hesitate to stop by Mr. Ratermann's office or email him at aratermann@rockhursths.edu.

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    Alan Ratermann 

    Director of Ignatian Service Programs, Teacher
    (816) 363-2036 Ext 373