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The new Weekly Service Peer Ministers, as a part of their training this weekend, and dedicated others including some Alum, rallied together at Logan Circle to demonstrate the connection between faith and social justice which all comes together through @sjucampusministry along with #IgnatianFamily #StopBerks #CampaignForHospitality #Juntos #EndFamilyDetention and #KeepFamiliesTogether
This week's service spotlight is junior, Erin Morrissey!
"For the past two years, I have served at GESU School in Philadelphia, assisting with their afterschool program with the pre-k and kindergarten students. I have always loved working with children, and I look forward to going each week and seeing the children who I have been able to watch grow from week to week. For me, community means having people around you who are there to lift you up and bring the best out of you through constant support and willingness to step up in being there for you and others. While at GESU, I have been able to experience their unique community through the relationships I have built with the students. When I walk through the classroom door and see the girls get up to run and give me a hug, my heart is always filled with such joy, and it reminds me of the importance of showing up and being there for them when they need support or a helping hand."
Come out and support one of our beloved service sites, Oliver Baptist Church, tomorrow at 5PM!! Laps for Learning will be hosting a “walk-a-thon” event at Huntington Park. If the park is not in your backyard, you could also donate to the GoFundMe page to sponsor a child! Don’t miss this awesome event!
a HUGE thanks to our volunteers, CPCs, peer ministers, campus ministry, but most importantly our community partners for it wouldn’t be possible to have these amazing relationships that allows us to live our schools mission to the fullest! The Gathering of Gratitude lunch was a beautiful meeting of our service community. We are so grateful and appreciative of all the speakers and their beautiful words shared!💚💚💚
Elizabeth Sensing from JVC Northwest is here in campion from 10-2 pm! If you are interested in a year of service after graduation please go talk with Elizabeth and she can answer any questions you may have!
We hope you had an awesome Easter break! Let’s hit the ground running!🏃🏻‍♂️🏃🏻‍♀️Consider applying to be a CPC for the 2018-2019 school year!
This weeks server spotlight goes to Christine Torrey, a sophomore Marketing major. She serves at John C. Anderson Art Center. 
Why do you do weekly service?
“As an artist myself, I wanted to give back to our community. That’s why I picked the art center, because it is so close and I really wanted to do something in the immediate area.”
Who is someone who stands out at service?
“The director, Ms. Alberta, really stand out to me. Despite whatever is going on in her life or politics in the Parks and Recreational, she is still so happy to be there.”
Happy Sunday, folks! March is Women’s History Month so let’s celebrate inspiring women, like Dorothy Day. ALSO, this week we have reflection and we are pumped to see your smiling faces!! Let’s get through this last week before spring break together💚
!! 1 WEEK LADIES AND GENTS !! You have one week to apply to be a peer minister!! This wonderful leadership position would give you the ability to run the weekly service program. You have nothing to lose in applying! Good luck to all💚
This weeks volunteer spotlight is sophomore Matt Kelly! "I serve at the Narberth Community Food Bank.  I started serving there last semester and I chose this site because I heard great things about it from a friend.  I thought that it would be a great way to learn more about a community that it so close to our school.  I returned this semester and plan to again in the future because of the relationships I’ve built with the rest of the SJU students, the non-SJU volunteers, and all of the people who come in every Tuesday for food and supplies. To me, community means having people close to you who are welcoming and supportive whenever you need help. Community is also a sense of fellowship where everyone is looking out for one another to meet common goals.  At my site, community is even in the name of the food bank itself, because the people who serve there are willing to lend a hand to other people in the community who need assistance.  Serving at NCFB reminded me the importance of a community where support is available to those in need."
You’re invited!!! Just Employment is an AH-MAZING group on our campus who advocate for the rights of our workers who we all know to be hard working and do so much for us. Email Amanda Scanameo to bring a sweet treat to them TOMORROW and show appreciation for these awesome people!!
Last weeks weekly service spotlight was senior Conor Burke! When asked about his service site Conor said "I love serving at CLYDE because it allows me to take a break from my daily college life and immerse myself into a different community. Tutoring children from the Overbrook area lets my group and I instill important lessons such as valuing education and cooperating with peers over simple math exercises and games. Over the years, CLYDE has transcended the role of a weekly service site, but has become a group of people I genuinely look forward to interacting with on a weekly basis. (Also shout out to our Community Partner who's birthday we celebrated this week!)"