The goal of the Holy Cross Service Requirements are based on the philosophy of Holy Cross School. "The school is committed to serve our community and society through our actions." Service is not optional. It is an obligation we have as Christians and as members of our Holy Cross family. The Holy Cross service requirement is designed to help students become an active part of the legacy of Holy Cross. The service requirement has been designed to achieve the following goals:
- To give each student the opportunity to reflect on the message of Jesus Christ in regard to serving others.
- To provide the opportunity for each student to experience in different types of service with a variety of disadvantaged individuals in order to assist in clarifying each student’s particular gifts and talents.
- To emphasize to parents and students the importance Holy Cross School places on service to God’s disadvantaged and marginalized by requiring a specific number of hours of service.
- To provide an opportunity for students to develop skills in working with people—skills that are important for life, not just for school.