Service is a key element of Jesuit Charism. At St. Ignatius
School students, parents, and staff participate in many service
activities that are tied to our Schoolwide Learning Expectations
and the Jesuit philosophy of serving the poor and the
needy. Voluntary school-wide and classroom service projects
help our students to be young men and women for others.
Family Promise is a program hosted by religious congregations in
Sacramento for families experiencing crisis homelessness. A host
church or congregation agrees to provide housing and meals for up
to four families at their church for a week. The Family Promise
organization then provides transportation to schools and work or
training for work. It also provides other services to assist the
family. A family stays in the program moving from church to
church for enough time to get back on their feet and save enough
money to enable it to move back into housing. St.
Students collected pledges for each book read. Money
collected will purchase games, cards, coloring books and small
gifts for patients admitted to Shriner’s Hospital. Close to
$1,000 was raised in one afternoon of reading! WAY TO GO FIRST
GRADERS!!! Your spirits are shining bright!!
St. Ignatius Parish provides a monthly meal for the needy.
St. Ignatius School students support the dinners by setting
up tables and chairs, making holiday decorations, collecting,
sorting, and bagging personal care items. Older students
can also help serve the meals.
During Advent several classes will adopt needy families from the
community. The students pray for these families through out
the season. We request wish lists from the families and our
students bring in wrapped Christmas gifts for each member of the
When there is a local, national, or global crisis our students
want to help. They remember all those affected in daily
prayer and in their actions. Students have organized
various school-wide collections. They have collected cash
donations for victims of natural disasters. And, they have
also collected important personal items such as shoes, coats, and
pajamas. Also, small groups of students or individuals
perform acts of service on their own time to respond to the needs
On behalf of our entire staff, we welcome you to St. Ignatius Parish School. At St. Ignatius Parish School, you are part of a close knit community, who live their faith, and see the children thrive under the leadership of our pastor, Father Mike Moynahan.
Anyone who would like to volunteer their time at school, on a
field trip, or any activity that involves our students, MUST
complete an on line course provided by Catholic Mutual
THIS TRAINING IS MANDATED AND A CERTIFICATE MUST BE PRESENTED TO
THE SCHOOL OFFICE BEFORE YOU MAY VOLUNTEER TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY
SCHOOL EVENTS/FUNCTIONS WHERE CHILDREN ARE PRESENT. This
training must be renewed EVERY 3 years.