Christian Service

Christian service allows students to witness and participate in the building of Christ's kingdom. It empowers students to be faithful to our Holy Cross tradition that calls us to develop "the competence to see and the courage to act." Thus our service must directly serve the poor and the vulnerable. 

Students, teachers, alumni, parents and friends of Hoban on the 2020 medical mission to Honduras

Hoban female student holding a baby during the 2019 Honduras service trip

Christian Service Project

The Christian service project is a graduation requirement in the Theology curriculum. Each student is required to complete the hours of service specified below for each year of attendance.  Reflection is an integral part of the service experience. As such, students participate in a multiple day writing, reflection and sharing program along with the other members of their theology classes in March.  

Christian Service Video Links

Site Registration: Watch Video

Recording Christian Service Hours: Watch Video

Recording More Hours: Watch Video

Guidelines for the Christian service hours program have been temporarily changed and will be in effect for the 2021-22 school year only. 

  • Monday, Jan. 10, 2022: Students must have half of their Christian service hours completed and logged in x2VOL. 
  • Friday, March 4, 2022: Christian service hours due. All hours must be logged in x2VOL by this date. 
  • Christian service hours are a yearly requirement for a student to be promoted to the next grade and to graduate. 
  • For this year only, students may complete any combination of community service hours and/or family service Hours. Because of this change, you will not be required to submit a pre-approval form this year. Please log Christian service hours on x2VOL as you complete them. Hours logged must be reasonable in relation to the service performed. 
  • Christian service hours must be logged in x2VOL. 
  • Returning students will use their existing x2VOL account to log hours. Incoming freshmen and transfer students will have an account created for them and they will need to register on the site.  

The following letters outline the Christian service hour program for the 2021-22 school year.

Contact Mr. Chris Fahey with any questions.


Christian Service Requirements

Hours 10 15 20 30

View Christian Service Hour Suggestions 

All students will use the online system x2VOL to track and record their Christian service hours.  This site allows students to record their service hours and have them electronically verified by their site supervisors.  The site can be found at Instructions on how to navigate x2VOL can be found in the documents above.

Christian service hours for all students are due on Friday, March 4, 2022.  

Students should select a video above to learn how to register with the x2vol site, record completed Christian service hours or add more hours to a project already underway.

Two Hoban students talking with a man while serving food to people in need
Hoban female student holding a baby during the 2019 Honduras service trip
Three Hoban students with rakes in a garden
Female Hoban student drywalling a home during spring break service trip
Hoban male student tutoring an elementary student