2015 Campus Ministry Domestic Service-Immersion Experiences
Our domestic service-immersion program provides one-week experiences that expose participants to people who are marginalized. They challenge your beliefs and provide ample opportunities for reflection and dialogue. All of our experiences are based on the cornerstones of simplicity, social justice, solidarity and spirituality. Winter Service Week is our introductory service-immersion experience. Preparation includes a kick-off, a morning of local service, a team dinner and final details meeting. Alternative Spring Break (now for groups) has a deeper preparation that includes an overnight retreat and pre-ASB involvement with the community partner. Our international service-immersion experiences (separate application) are Campus Ministry’s most advanced and longest trips.
This year, Campus Ministry is offering several opportunities for individuals to participate in Winter Service Week and two group opportunities for students in the Honors Program (Winter Service Week) and residents of the Ignatian Floor (Alternative Spring Break).
We invite you to:
journey with us, challenge yourself, explore your relationship with God, live simply & seek kinship
2014-2015 Domestic Service-Immersion group options:
Alternative Spring Break (ASB) with the Erie Benedictine Community: IGNATIAN FLOOR ONLY
(students cannot attend an ASB trip and an international trip in the same year)
Sunday, March 15-Saturday, March 21, 2015
Participant cost: $200 per person (All inclusive: transportation, housing, and food)
Students will work with the Benedictine sisters in a variety of ministries throughout the inner city and within the monastery itself. Volunteer opportunities include education centers for adults and children, a community center for disabled adults, after-school programs for underprivileged children, a children’s art house, soup kitchens, a food bank, and endless opportunities to help the sisters at the Mount. Participants will stay at the monastery and experience the sisters’ daily life of prayer and service. Evenings will be spent reflecting with the sisters on the experiences of the day.
Applications are due on or before October 15, 2014. Applications and info sheets are available in Campus Ministry (OM 207) or can be downloaded here.
Contact Sarah Signorino for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 716-888-2424.