“Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you? And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’”
SERVING PEOPLE IN NEED (SPIN)
SPIN, or Serving People In Need, is the Christian Service program at Archbishop Murphy High School. Rooted in the Gospel call of Matthew 25, Catholic Social Teaching, and the teaching of the Corporal Works of Mercy, this program is founded on the personal relationships formed through service encounters.
Each year the students at Archbishop Murphy High school serve their communities with thousands of service hours. The Serving People In Need (SPIN) program provides students with important opportunities for personal growth, community involvement and development of compassion for others.
In order to be mindful of the service the students are engaged in, AMHS has adopted a SHED classification system. SHED hours are defined as:
S – Sick (including those traumatized)
H – Homeless (including the poor)
E – Elderly
D – Disabled
SHED service requires students to work directly with the populations served, or through face-to-face volunteer encounters. All service must be done at an accredited, non-profit agency that has been pre-approved by Campus Ministry.
All other volunteer hours not directly engaging with these target groups are classified as Non-SHED hours, and must also be done at an accredited, non-profit pre-approved agency.