Celtics In Mission

Service Learning Program

“Celtics in Mission” is our multi-faceted approach to Christian service at OLPH.  Through this program we will be guiding students to:

  • make connections between the outreach service projects that they are doing and the teachings of the Catholic Church as revealed in Scripture, Church documents, papal teachings, and saintly role models.  [KNOWLEDGE]
  • grow in their empathy for others and in having a heart for serving others.  [LOVE]
  • experience direct hands-on service to others as an integrated part of their lives.  [SERVICE]


Opportunities for service learning at each grade level

Kindergarten and 1st Grade  -  “Celtics in Mission with the Poor”
Students will learn about how we can help those who are poor and will serve with our parish program called “Hands of Hope”.

2nd Grade -  “Celtics in Mission with Children”
Students will learn about and have opportunities for service to children through Catholic Charities and the Parents as Teachers project.

3rd Grade  -  “Celtics in Mission with the Elderly”
Students will learn about the elderly and engage in service to those in our parish and local community.

4th Grade  -  “Celtics in Mission with the Hungry”
Students will learn about people who are hungry and will have service opportunities through the St. Vincent de Paul Society and our parish garden.

5th Grade  -  “Celtics in Mission with the Poor”
Students will learn about people who are poor and will have service opportunities through the Missionaries of Charity who assist "the poorest of the poor" in Phoenix.

6th Grade  -  “Celtics in Mission with Children with Special Needs”
Students will learn about children with special needs and will have service opportunities through the Foundation for Blind Children.

7th Grade and 8th Grade  -  “Celtics in Mission Internationally”
Students will learn about the Salesian Youth Missions in Cape Town, South Africa and The Reveye Initiative and will have service opportunities through Feed My Starving Children and the SVdP Dining Room.

Opportunities for us to serve together as a school community

Click here for a list of Family Service Opportunities 

Serving together as a family is a wonderful way to model Christian discipleship to children and to grow in your faith together as a family.  Celtics in Mission will provide opportunities for students and families to serve together in a variety of ways at the grade level projects and through our school-wide projects.  

Celtics in Mission Family Service Opportunities We will engage as a school community in service learning through projects familiar to our community such as the Christmas outreach (Adopt-a Family) and food drives for our parish St. Vincent DePaul food pantry.   



Celtics in Mission Prayer

Dear God,
help us to be faithful Celtics in Mission,
using our Knowledge, Love, and Service for the good of others.

Let our minds be open to learning about people who are in need.
Let our hearts be open to being with people who are different from us.
Let our hands be open to serving people beyond ourselves.

Allow me to understand the needs of others.
Allow me to give of myself without expecting to receive.
Allow me to serve others with a joyful heart.

Help me to serve as You serve, 
knowing that every kindness given to another really does matter.

With Jesus as our example, 
and His Mother as our guide,
we can be Celtics in Mission for the life of the world.


Celtics in Mission - FAQ's for parents

 If you are interested in volunteering with Celtics in Mission, please indicate this on your homeroom parent volunteer form, or contact Ms. Kubic at 480-874-3724 or rkubic@olphaz.org.