Service Break Experiences (SBE)

Service Break Experience Program

FALL 2014 and Winter 2014/15 Service Break Experience Applications Now Available!

Service Break Experiences provide opportunities for students, faculty, staff and alumni to serve locally, around the United States, and abroad during university breaks.  Participants in the program:

  • Serve with people and partner organizations who work every day to improve the lives of impoverished and marginalized people in their own communities.
  • Build community within their groups and begin to develop relationships with the people with whom Villanova partners.

  • Complement class work with first hand experiences of life at the margins of society and exposure to the knowledge and insights of people they encounter.

  • Explore their spirituality and develop a deeper relationship with God while living out the Gospel values.

  • Examine issues of injustice and develop a life-long commitment to working for the Common Good.



Sunday Mass
5:30, 7, & 9PM
St. Thomas of Villanova Church

Daily Mass (Mon–Fri)
12:05 & 5:30PM
Corr Chapel  

Sacrament of Reconciliation
3:30–4:30PM Tue & Wed
(begining Sep 2)
St. Thomas of Villanova Church  

[610] 519–4080

cmcommunication@villanova.edu

St. Rita Hall
800 E. Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085

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Interested in Getting Involved with Campus Ministry? We offer over 50 programs that are sure to fit every personality and lifestyle!


Service & Volunteering
Retreats
Liturgical Ministry
Music
Faith-Sharing & Support Groups

In the spirit of St. Augustine who urged his followers to search for God together, consider the following reflection on Sunday's readings.
"Do not conform yourselves to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind..." (Romans 12:2 ) These are strong words which reflect Jesus' posture when rebuking Peter in Sunday's Gospel: "You are thinking not as God does, but as human beings do". What informs my thinking and beliefs? How do I spend my time? Do I let the world's standards and pressures be my main influence? Do I pause to reflect on deeper values and truths? A spiritual connection and foundation can place me on firmer ground than that which is popular and trending. Maybe God is calling me this new school year to notice how I spend my time and how this influences me and my choices. What does it mean in my life to "...be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and pleasing and perfect" ?

Service Break Experience (SBE) Applications

SBE Leader Pair Application
SBE Fall Application
SBE Winter Application
SBE Leader Recommendation Form

Service Break Experience Forms

Vaccination Waiver
SBE Trip Waiver & Photo Release
Motor Vehicle Record Consent Form
In Case of Emergency Contact (ICE)

Need Based SBE Funding

Father Ray Jackson Memorial Fund Application
Durham Fund Application

Habitat for Humanity Villanova Chapter

Executive Board Application


Get involved in action that seeks to bring about peace and justice in the world, learn about Catholic Social Teaching, and social justice advocacy. Campus Ministry sponsors Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week and CRS Ambassadors Program Program as a means to educate the Villanova community on current local and global issues.

In addition, Campus Ministry works in collaboration with Villanova’s Center for Peace & Justice Education, which offers an academic interdisciplinary program on topics of world peace and social justice as well as sponsors student groups affiliated with specific issues of justice.

For more information contact William Stehl (610-519-5179).


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“…The most important part of this experience was not the tangible work we put in, but rather our immersion into the community, our attempt at solidarity with the individuals that we encountered, and the mutual acceptance and welcome that was promoted. “

—Denis Whelan '14
on Oasis Catόlico in Athens, GA


For more information about the Service Break Experience Program visit us in St. Rita Hall or contact:

Kate Giancatarino 
[610] 519–6285

Tim O'Connell 
[610] 519–4084