Community Service

students and advisor putting all their gifts in the van - operation santa

Every school year, each student is responsible for meeting the Opus Fidelium requirement to complete and document a minimum of twenty-five (25) community service hours. Using the X2VOL software program, students are expected to submit hours as soon as an individual service activity is completed. Documentation required includes the date(s) of service, number of hours of service, place of service, a description of service activity, and the e-signature of the supervisor under which the student has served. Upon verification, the student’s permanent record shall list the service hours completed.

Through serving others, students grow in their knowledge of the world and themselves. Campus Ministry offers many opportunities to engage in service. The following is a partial list of area organizations that students are encouraged to research as they select how and where they would like to complete their Opus Fidelium requirement:

  • American Cancer Society
  • American Red Cross
  • Animal Rescue Programs
  • Area Homeless Shelters
  • Area Hospitals
  • Area Nursing Homes
  • Catholic Charities
  • CT Special Olympics
  • Dorothy Day Hospitality House 8
  • English as a Second Language
  • Food Drives
  • St. John Paul II Center
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Healing Hearts and Hospice of Western CT
  • New Hope Center
  • Interfaith AIDS
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Literacy Programs
  • Local Parishes
  • Midnight Run
  • Relay for Life
  • Regional Hospice of Western CT
  • Rogers Park Middle School Weekend Backpack Program
  • United Way of Fairfield County
  • Approved service to IHS and area schools



hours of community service were performed by students last year.

earth day cleanup with juniors

Recent Community Service Projects

picture of students holding food collected for the thanksgiving food drive

Our Religion II class put their faith into action! The group visited Ms. Vill's second-grade class at St. Joseph School in Danbury to share the parables of Jesus. They also put together a Thanksgiving food basket and gift card for a family in need.


food drive for Morning Glory Food Pantry

National Honor Society organized a pantry food drive for Morning Glory.                                

inspire choir spreading cheer on st patricks day at the danbury senior center

The IHS  Inspire Choir spread some cheer at the Danbury Senior Center to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day!

Students painted rocks with scripture on it to give to parents during Catholic Schools Week

The Campus Ministry Club met earlier in the school year to paint gratitude rocks that they gave to parents at student drop off for all of their support their support. The colorful stones had expressions of thanks and applicate bible passages.


students pose in front of all the sandwiches they made for the dorothy day house

Students from National Honor Society gathered together to make sandwiches for the Dorothy Day House.

nursing students creating "hearts of hope" for children with heart problems

Nursing students spent the class creating heart pillows for Matthews Hearts of Hope "Hug a Heart" campaign. These pillows will be delivered to children in the hospital who undergo open heart surgery.

Key club members wrapping boxes for operation Santa

Our IHS Key Club recently delivered 73 shoeboxes stuffed with gifts to Samaritan's Purse! Key Club also donated a large box of extra presents for Samaritan's Purse. Operation Christmas Child provides presents to children around the world during the Christmas season. We are so grateful for the IHS community for the support we received.

inspire choir spreading cheer on st patricks day at the danbury senior center

The IHS  Inspire Choir spread some cheer at the Danbury Senior Center to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day!

Campus Ministry on a hike and hiding rocks

Students from Campus Ministry went on a hike at Tarrywile this fall. They hid the "kindness rocks" that the group painted earlier in the month. It was a beautiful day to get outside and enjoy the beauty of God's creation.