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Christian Service

“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for your selves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.” ~Matthew 11:28-30

Mission & Ministry at Bishop Foley Catholic seeks to build a Christian community among the students and staff of the school that is grounded in the Catholic tradition. It seeks to invite the school community to deepen their faith through regular celebrations of Mass, dynamic retreats, prayer, and community building projects. The Mission & Ministry Team is a cross-section of students and staff that meet regularly with the Mission & Ministry Director to promote a faith-based vision in the school community and to plan the activities that are described below.

Community Building

We strive to spread the light of Christ outside of the walls of Bishop Foley Catholic into the greater community. We offer a ministry of presence by being available in times of crises or difficulty to listen, comfort, counsel and care for individuals and their family members in their time of need.

Prayer Intentions

The needs of our students, staff, alumni and their families are prayed for by the school community for a period of a month. To add someone to this prayer list, please email the Mission & Ministry office the full name of the person to be prayed for, the relationship of the person to Foley, and the reason for prayer.

Service Hours

We are committed to serving the community. Throughout the year, Foley requires students to perform service hours. One highlight of the year includes a "Be the Difference Day" where all students, faculty, and staff spend a day doing service throughout Metro Detroit. The service form that must be completed and returned within two weeks of doing service, in order for the hours to count. Questions can be directed to BFC President, Father Gerry.
Incoming ninth graders are required to complete 12 hours of service:
  • Six (6) hours completed in the first semester
  • Six (6) hours completed in the second semester
  • Hours may be completed in the summer

Examples of Hours

Service hours must be community work. Projects can be completed at church, grade school, or within the city. Tasks could include:
  • Tutoring
  • Working in parks/libraries
  • Volunteering at athletic camps
  • Helping at vacation Bible school
Volunteer activities that are excluded from service hours include:
  • Babysitting
  • Yard work for family, grandparents or neighbors
  • Helping someone move
  • Working in a commercial business
Also, service requirements for other clubs can not be used towards the service program requirement.