All grades participate in service projects through out the school year to build a spirit of community service within our students.
The gospel calls each Christian to serve others who are in need. An important part of the formation of students at Holy Trinity Catholic School is the focus on Catholic Social Teaching and responding to the call of the Gospel. Being the hands and feet of Jesus in this world by sharing our blessings is to spread the love of Christ we receive with others.
Each year Holy Trinity partners with Catholic Charities of Fort Worth to offer a comprehensive service learning initiative following the guidelines of Catholic Social Teaching. Middle school students take the leadership roles exploring three of the various populations served by Catholic Charities. After a day of immersion at Catholic Charities, the students return to Holy Trinity to develop and implement a drive to support that particular population. Students make presentations to the younger students about the population being served and what they have learned about their role in helping them.
In addition to this partnership, each grade level plans and implements a service project to aid in the work of a community agency or parish.
Projects by Grade Level
Pre-K & Kindergarten – Respect Life and Gabriel Project
The children will do odd jobs around the house to earn money to fill a baby bottle with change to donate to Respect for Life.
First Grade – St. Francis, St. Michael and Good Shepherd Parishes
The first grade classes will create and decorate cards to be distributed at Easter and Christmas to the shut-ins of our three sponsoring parishes. We will contact the parishes and ask the ministers that deliver communion to take the cards along at these two special times of the year. During Advent and the Christmas season, and during Lent and the Easter season, we will add these people to our prayer list at our morning prayer.
Second Grade – African-Brazilian Missions
Our 2nd graders will collect pennies at home by making sacrifices and doing good deeds. The pennies earned will be sent to the African or Brazilian Missions supported by the Sisters of St. Mary of Namur. Our pennies will help in the education of the children in the missions of the two countries.
Third Grade – St. Francis Outreach
Students will collect gently used coats, mittens and hats for St. Francis Outreach.
Fourth & Fifth Grade – Project Linus and Bhutan Schools
The students will make blankets for seriously ill or traumatized children using the grant funds from the Meadows Foundation.
Sixth Grade – Sisters of Saint Mary Namur
The students will collect toiletry items for the sisters. They will also visit the sisters at the center and learn about their ministry.
Seventh Grade – Community Service
Students complete individual service projects (7 hour minimum requirement). This requirement is fulfilled outside the school and outside of the school day hours. Reflections of the service hour experiences are shared in Religion class.
Eighth Grade – Community Service
Students complete individual service projects (10 hour minimum requirement). This requirement is fulfilled outside the school and outside of the school day hours. Reflections of the service hour experiences are shared in Religion class.
National Junior Honor Society
Each year, student leaders choose projects for the group. Past service projects have included: in-school recycling programs, monthly saint devotional morning prayers, support of the Nature Center through fundraisers, heart-healthy service announcements, and efforts to help keep our school hallways clean and safe. NJHS students are also called upon to act as tour guides during our school open houses and to assist with other school-wide assemblies and events.
The Student Council coordinates the annual Christmas Toy Drive for Catholic Charities of Fort Worth. They are responsible for collecting toys and gift cards throughout the school, and then delivering them to Catholic Charities, where they spend a day sorting gifts for children and families. This year, Student Council helmed a partnership between HTCS middle school and Catholic Charities in which each grade level chose one in-need population that CC works with to help through various donation drives and learning sessions throughout the year. Additionally, the Student Council plans and executes three middle school dances a year. They also run an annual two-week fundraiser in February, selling Valentine Grams to students at Holy Trinity, the proceeds of which go to support the HTCS Arts Program, and other charitable contributions.
Holy Trinity Catholic School works with several programs as an entire school community, including Gabriel Project, Catholic Charities Christmas Collection, and Valentine Grams to benefit organizations such as the Sisters of St. Mary of Namur.