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, alums, 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 Religious Studies curriculum. Each student is required to complete the hours of service specified below for each year of attendance. Chris Fahey, the Christian service coordinator, must give prior approval to the type of service that each student chooses. This approval is necessary for fulfillment of the service requirement. Students will also participate in a multiple day writing, reflection and sharing program along with the other members of their religion classes in March.

Christian Service Video Links

Site Registration: Watch Video

Entering a Pre-Approval Form: Watch Video

Recording Christian Service Hours: Watch Video

Recording More Hours: Watch Video


Christian Service Requirements

Hours 10 15 20 30
Credit Pass / Fail Pass / Fail Pass / Fail Pass / Fail

View Christian Service Hour Suggestions 

Beginning in the 2019-20 school year, Hoban will use an online service to accept Christian service preapproval forms and log the hours as they are completed. The site can be found at (Instructions below.)

Each student should submit a preapproval form before beginning the Christian service hours. Preapproval forms should be submitted no later than Monday, Dec. 2, s019. Once approval is granted, hours may be completed. All Christian service hours for students in all grades are due no later than Monday, March 6, 2020. Any questions or problems should be directed to Chris Fahey, Hoban’s Christian service coordinator, by emailing

Students should select a video below to learn how to register with the x2vol site, complete a preapproval form, record completed Christian service hours or add more hours to an approved 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