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  

Spanish Mass
1PM—Sundays
Corr Chapel  

Sacrament of Reconciliation
3:30–4:30PM—Tuesdays & Wednesdays
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

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In the spirit of St. Augustine, who urged his followers to search for God together, consider this reflection on Sunday’s Gospel. When the risen Jesus appears to the disciples in Jerusalem on Sunday evening, they move quickly through a range of emotions: fear, joy, disbelief, and finally—wonder. It is this last response that opens them to being taught by Jesus—and ultimately to being invited into the ministry of sharing God’s life-giving power. Perhaps wonder is always the starting point for a deepening of our spiritual journey—for it encompasses a rich mixture of our very human capacity for curiosity, admiration, doubt and amazement. In this season, may we seek to cultivate a spirit of wonder—noticing the moments when we are broken open in awe at the gifts of new life, and finding ways to share that newness with others.Alleluia! Alleluia! In the spirit of St. Augustine who urged his followers to search for God together, consider next Sunday’s gospel in which the crucified and risen Christ appears to the disciples behind locked doors and shows them his wounds.  His gesture suggests that Jesus well understood the disciples’ feelings of fear, shame, grief, and doubt.  He understood that in the midst of these feelings, it would be extremely difficult for the disciples to recognize him and receive faith.  Jesus lovingly anticipates their doubts and invites them to receive his peace without being bound by shame. Upon greeting Thomas, Jesus gives no sign of impatience or offense, but instead immediately complies with Thomas’ request to touch his wounds.  Jesus meets Thomas’ doubts with tremendous compassion and withholds nothing from him.  The risen Christ has no less compassion for those of us who struggle with faith.

 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)