Partners—Spring 2015

St. Francis Inn Soup Kitchen

Every other Monday, beginning Monday, January 26th.

Website: http://stfrancisinn.org

Mondays 3:00 – 7:00PM, St. Francis is a little bit different from the typical soup kitchen since the volunteers actually serve the guests restaurant-style, creating an interactive and dignifying atmosphere. Volunteers can do anything from waiting, busing the tables, dishing out food, cleaning dishes, helping hand out desserts, working the door hand outs and sometimes organizing the extra food. St. Francis Inn forms a welcoming community grounded in caring and respect.

Northern Children's Services

Website: http://www.northernchildren.org/

Mondays 5:45 – 8:00PM, Northern Home is a place where we interact with at risk children. It is located in Roxborough, PA right outside of Manayunk. For the first hour we tutor children (help them with basic math, science, and reading) and then for about a half an hour we play outside or we do activities such as video games, pool, and foosball inside.

St. Agatha’s Soup Kitchen

Website: http://uchc.phillycharities.org/
Wednesdays 4:45- 7:30PM, At St. Agatha's soup kitchen, part of the University City Hospitality Coalition, volunteers are responsible for preparing and serving the food and for cleaning up afterwards. To serve, volunteers can carry trays, serve food or pour juice. Students from other universities are usually also there. We return to campus between 7:30 and 8 p.m.

North Light Community Center

Website: http://www.northlightcommunitycenter.org
Thursdays 3:15 - 6:00PM, Come to the North Light Community Center to help out with the after school program. North Light houses an after-school program for children ranging from kindergarten to sixth grade. We work with the students one-on-one, providing homework help, playing games and organizing arts and crafts. Join us to become a role model...and have a lot of fun!

St. Barnabas Women’s Shelter

Website: http://www.ecsphilly.org/our-impact/#barnabas
Thursdays 6:00 – 8:00PM, ECS St. Barnabas Mission serves homeless women and their children, providing not only shelter but case management and related services to address the root causes of homelessness. As volunteers, we spend an hour playing with the children, and act as positive role models and friends. We play outside on their playground (weather permitting) as well as attempt basic arts and crafts.

Holy Family Nursing Home

Website: http://www.littlesistersofthepoorphiladelphia.org
Saturdays 10:00AM-2:00PM,  Help serve, leader activities, and connect with the residents at this Kensington nursing home run by the Little Sisters of the Poor.  Students form relationships with residents through prayer, meals, and conversation.  Time is spent aiding residents in various activities, serving lunch in a quasi-restaurant style, and chatting.

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Sunday Mass
7:30AM, 10:30AM
5:30PM, 7 & 9PM
St. Thomas of Villanova Church

Saturday Vigil Mass
5:30PM
Corr Chapel

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

Sacrament of Reconciliation
3:30–4:30PM Tue & Wed
St. Thomas of Villanova Church  

St. Thomas of Villanova Parish Schedule

[610] 519–4080
[610] 519–6020 (fax)
cmcommunication@villanova.edu

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

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


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Faith-Sharing & Support Groups

In the spirit of St. Augustine who urged his followers to search for God together, consider next Sunday's Gospel which tells the story of John the Baptist. His actions draw the attention of religious leaders who send messengers to ask for his testimony. The passage concludes with John telling the Pharisees that the one for whom they are looking is already among them, but unrecognized. John’s testimony arises from his openness to the presence of God in his midst. He has been enabled to see hidden within his very surroundings what others have not yet seen. Perhaps the testimony of John invites us to recognize that the One we seek is already among as well. Could Christ be hidden in our midst? Spirit of God, open our eyes that we might see, and as we gain new sight, teach us to rejoice.

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).


Post Grad Volunteer Fair
12–3 PM
November 21, 2014
E & W Lounges of Dougherty Hall

For those students who are considering a year of volunteer service after graduation, make an appointment to meet with Irene King, Director, Center for Service and Social Justice. Most volunteers receive room and board, stipend, and health insurance. Americorps Education Grants ($5000+) are frequently available to offset college loans or graduate school tuition.

You can begin your search for a post graduate volunteer position at the Catholic Volunteer Network website—then schedule a meeting with Irene to explore the opportunities further.  Check out their website: https://catholicvolunteernetwork.org/

Irene's office is St Rita Hall 105.

 Monday, Nov 24th
Fellows Application released for Spring
Tuesday, Nov 25th
    Thanksgiving break begins, no service
Monday, Dec 1st
    Service Resumes
Tuesday, Dec 2nd
   Mandatory Social Justice Forum
    6:30PM
Thursday, Dec 11th 
    Service ends
Friday, Dec 12th
Fellows Applications Due
Friday, Dec 19th
Fellows notified of placements 
Tuesday, January 20th
  Service Begins
Friday, February 27th
Spring Break Begins, no service
Monday, March 9th
 Service Resumes
Wednesday, April 1st
 Easter Break Begins, no service
Tuesday, April 7th
 Service Resumes
Thursday, April 30th
 Final day of service


To be planned: 4 reflections led by CMI’s (CST, community, simplicity, spirituality)