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Holy Cross Service Program

 In Greenbelt, Md., BMHS students worked on a “food forest.” An important concept at work in a food forest is that neighborhoods will have access to free nutritious foods that grow locally. Met by Teens in Action (a BMHS student service and leadership group), the students accomplished a great deal in getting the soil ready and doing some planting so that individuals in the neighborhood can have access to produce.
Members of the softball and baseball team volunteer their time to help others.

The Holy Cross Service Program is integral to the education of a BMHS student.  As a Holy Cross sponsored school rooted in the Catholic tradition, we not only teach students to “Think with Christ,” but also to live like Christ.  The Holy Cross Service Program at Bishop McNamara High School is guided by love of neighbor and the work of social justice.  Students are encouraged to move out of their comfort zones as they seek to help those in need.  The Service program rejects the notion of reciprocity which only helps those from whom help is received – “you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours.”  In Luke's Gospel we read, "If you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you?...do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return." (Luke 6:33,35)