The young women and men of Saint Viator High School become faith-filled changemakers in the world through the school’s robust service program. Our students learn to understand and identify needs inside and outside of their own communities and then provide time and energy to make a profound transformation in the lives of others. Through this enriching process, students develop their faith, hope, empathy, leadership, problem-solving skills, and entrepreneurial thinking to address injustices.  
  • Explore the causes, connections, and consequences of justice issues.
  • Reflect on these issues through our Catholic faith, scripture, Catholic social teaching, and the lived experience of our Viatorian community.
  • Act and respond to these injustices through direct service or through actions of social change.
Serving others promotes faith leadership, self-confidence, a genuine happiness boost, new friendships, and missionary discipleship.     

Beginning in the fall of 2020, we will be reducing the service hour requirement for each grade level; moving from 25 hours per year (for a total of 100 over 4 years) to a graduated system increasing the hours due year to year. Our expectation is that each student must complete at least half of their required hours for the year by the end of the first semester, January 19, 2021. Additionally, for this first semester, we are no longer requiring students to distinguish service hours within the categories of “marginalized,” “in-house,” or “other” considering the fact that direct, in-person service can present higher risks for vulnerable individuals due to COVID-19. The requirements for each grade level will be: 
Freshmen: 10 Hours
Sophomores: 15 Hours
Juniors: 20 Hours
Seniors: 20 Hours

At-Home Service Opportunities

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  • Welcome Letters for Viator House

    Make welcome letters for Viator House participants, which they will receive upon moving into the program. This is an opportunity to make young immigrants feel welcomed into the community as they settle into a new home.
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  • Making Blankets for the Linus Project

    Make homemade blankets for children in need. All blanket styles are welcome (quilts, comforters, fleece blankets, crocheted or knitted afghans), but they must be washable, free of pins, and from smoke-free environments for allergy reasons.
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  • Writing Letters to your Representative

    Write a letter to your senators and/or representatives about a policy you believe in, a need in the community you have learned about, etc. Not sure how to contact your representatives? Look at the contact page on their website or email one of us in Campus Ministry for assistance.
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  • Tutoring Younger Siblings While at Home

    Assist your younger siblings with any of their coursework.
  • Writing a Letter to Coast Guard Recruits

    Coast Guard recruits very often do not receive letters from home and written communication is the only way they get outside contact. The Coast Guard encourages us to write. You can thank them for service, hope they are doing well, let them know a little bit about yourself and what you are doing during this time.
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Campus Ministry

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Nancy Devroy

    Nancy Devroy 

  • Photo of Amy  Northrop

    Amy  Northrop 

    Director of Campus Ministry
  • Photo of Jason Wilhite

    Jason Wilhite 

    Campus Minister

Saint Viator High School

Located in Arlington Heights, IL, Saint Viator High School is a private, co-ed, Catholic school for grades 9-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.