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Students travel globally over spring break to learn, serve

Students travel globally over spring break to learn, serve

March 28, 2015 at 8:02 pm 0 comments

Photos Courtesy of James Kuniega and Fr. Killian Loch The stereotypical college student on spring break, as movies and television would suggest, is one who travels south to white, sandy beaches in Florida or Mexico, dancing with boisterous revelers and downing cold drinks while Jimmy Buffett’s “Margaritaville” plays in the background. Certainly, there is a germ of truth to this stereotype. What it does not take into account, however, is that for as many students who take leisure trips, many more take trips for other reasons. For instance, many Saint Vincent College sports teams took advantage of the time off to head south to practice their skills and come closer together as teammates. Other SVC students used the break to travel around the world for educational or service purposes. Sophomore politics and theology major James Kuniega made his inaugural trip to Turkey over spring break with a contingent from theRead More

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Campus Ministry will attend when Pope Francis visits Pennsylvania

March 19, 2015 at 4:28 am 0 comments

  In the entire time since Pope Francis began his leadership of the Catholic Church in March 2013, the U.S. has yet to receive a visit from the pontiff. However, in late September 2015 that will change when Pope Francis makes a visit to the U.S. in conjunction with a conference known as the World Meeting of Families, which is being held from Sept. 22 to 27 in Philadelphia. The pope’s entire agenda has not been released to the public, but according to a Jan. 19 Allentown Morning Call article reporting on a possible itinerary, Francis’ journey may include a whirlwind stop through the major cities on the East Coast. Arriving around Sept. 22, Pope Francis’ first stop may be in Washington where he would visit the White House for a private audience with President Obama, say mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception andRead More

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Campus Ministry, others participate in national campaign against hunger

October 22, 2014 at 3:03 am 0 comments

September was Hunger Action Month, a nationwide campaign to help fight and raise awareness about hunger in the United States. The campaign was established by the non-profit charity organization Feeding America, and the SVC Campus Ministry contributed to the effort by collecting and donating food for a Christian community center in Pittsburgh. Starting Sept. 4, Feeding America encouraged the public to participate in Hunger Action Day by wearing orange to promote awareness of hunger in America throughout the month. Additionally, Feeding America asked those interested to volunteer at one of its food pantries. The organization reported that one in five children in the United States deal with hunger on a daily basis. Feeding America also stated that in 2013, 49.1 million people lived in households struggling for food, 43.5 million of which were in poverty. Feeding America aims particularly to help children, a group that is especially affected by hunger.Read More

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SVC HOSTS 30TH ANNUAL SPORTS FRIENDSHIP DAY

March 18, 2014 at 12:08 am 0 comments

Saint Vincent College will host its 30th annual Sports Friendship Day on Sunday, March 23. The event welcomes people with special needs or physical or intellectual disabilities as friends to enjoy a day of fun with their student buddies. Over 150 SVC students volunteer as buddies for the event. During the day, buddies and their guests enjoy sports games, crafts, a talent show and other entertainment such as a pep rally led by the Bearcat cheerleaders with a performance by the SVC dance team and the student band. The student buddies will assist participants with these activities. Pep rally and talent show coordinator Emily Rosati said, “A [student] buddy’s job is to help the buddy get from place to place and make them feel comfortable here on campus. The most important part of a buddy’s job is to make sure that the guest is having the time of their lives.”Read More

CAMPUS MINISTRY OFFERS “CONFESSIONS ON THE GO”

March 18, 2014 at 12:04 am 0 comments

Fr. Maximilian Maxwell, along with Saint Vincent Campus Ministry, began a service across campus called Confessions on the Go, which will take place over the course of the 2014 Lenten calendar, from March 5 to April 17. Confessions on the Go will allow students to participate in the sacrament of penance, often called confession, in a convenient manner. The service is intended to work in conjunction with the hectic lifestyle of students, allowing them access to confession outside the designated confessional schedule and outside a confessional booth. Any priest wearing a purple stole on their person is designated to assist with the performance of the sacrament, if the weather permits. All students are welcome to participate. Emily Davis, junior history and theology major, said, “The fact that Campus Ministry has begun Confessions on the Go is a great opportunity to not only witness the school’s Catholic heritage, but also aRead More