5:30PM, 7 & 9PM
St. Thomas of Villanova Church
Saturday Vigil Mass
Daily Mass (Mon–Fri)
12:05 & 5:30PM
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
In the spirit of St. Augustine, who urged his followers to search for God together, please consider this reflection on Sunday's Gospel: In this week's Gospel, we see the story of Christ's Passion. As we prepare for Holy Week, allow us to take the opportunity this week to meditate on Christ's presence in our daily life. Sometimes we can relate quite strongly to Christ's cry of "my God, my God, why have you forsaken me?!" Perhaps in our reading of this Gospel story, we can connect with this special moment and dive in to the mystery that is the Passion, offering up our suffering to God. In the very moment when we cry out to God, pleading for divine assistance, is when we see that God has been walking with us all along. All we need to do is stop and reflect: where have I seen God in my life today?"
Service Break Experience Forms
Need Based SBE Funding
Habitat for Humanity Villanova Chapter
Executive Board Application
Monday, Nov 24th
Fellows Application released for Spring
Tuesday, Nov 25th
Thanksgiving break begins, no service
Monday, Dec 1st
Tuesday, Dec 2nd
Mandatory Social Justice Forum
Thursday, Dec 11th
Friday, Dec 12th
Fellows Applications Due
Friday, Dec 19th
Fellows notified of placements
Tuesday, January 20th
Friday, February 27th
Spring Break Begins, no service
Monday, March 9th
Wednesday, April 1st
Easter Break Begins, no service
Tuesday, April 7th
Thursday, April 30th
Final day of service
To be planned: 4 reflections led by CMI’s (CST, community, simplicity, spirituality)