Lumen Christi in Service to Others
“There is no service too small in the service of the Lord” – St. Francis de Sales
The desire of Lumen Christi Catholic School has always been to take the Light of Christ beyond the walls of our school building, and thus truly be a Eucharistic people. As one Eucharistic Body, the students of Lumen Christi take this to heart in many ways; from the local community to international borders.
Students may participate in a variety of giving opportunities sponsored by the school’s clubs and organizations. Each month, students from Lumen Christi provide, prepare, and serve a dinner at the Inter-faith Shelter, the local Food Pantry/Kitchen. Every month, a collection of students participate in, “Prayers and Letters” that are sent to infirmed service men and women, as well as seminarians for the Diocese of Lansing, Michigan. Students also support the Right to Life Society of Jackson by praying and participating in the 40 Days for Life and raising money for those who are the most vulnerable, the unborn. Many students also participate in the March for Life held annually in Washington D.C.
Extending our Christian service to the Jackson community is a long held tradition at Lumen Christi. On the day before Thanksgiving, the entire school community visits local charitable agencies and offers services. Students visit nursing homes, help at the animal shelter, and provide assistance at our local parishes.
Students have also traveled to Camden, N.J., the poorest city in the United States, where they have had an immersion experience with those who live on the far most fringe of society. Lumen Christi has also crossed international borders for fourteen years to serve in the same region of Jamaica, building relationships that have continued between our students and the people in the mission community, beyond student life.
Lumen Christi Catholic School is very proud of our students and their willingness to be the hands and feet of our Lord, Jesus Christ.