Service Opportunities

“Inspired by the charism of ‘sharing the love of the heart

of Christ,’ students embrace personal dignity and faith,

integrity and compassion, and a commitment to serve others.”

Cor Jesu Mission Statement


Sharing the Love of the Heart of Christ

Cor Jesu students are encouraged to live the Gospel message by participating in community-service programs throughout their four years at Cor Jesu. Opportunites are available for students to join service clubs, participate in All-School Service Saturdays and join in summer service trips. Students also complete the LASTing Project service program, spending a total of 40 hours in full-time volunteer work during their junior-year spring break or the summer before they begin their senior year.

Summer Service Trip Opportunities

Cor Jesu Summer Service Trips 2017
We’d like to make you aware of some unique opportunities that we offer our students to “Share the Love of the Heart of Christ”. This year, Campus Ministry is working to arrange service trips for Cor Jesu students.
 

A. Appalachian Mission Trip 

June 11-17, 2017
Spend time interacting with families and learning lessons that will enrich your faith and build character for the rest of your lives.  For more information, click here
 
                                                                                          

B.  Clelian Heights Service Trip for Six Rising Juniors ~ 
Pennsylvania

Clelian Heights, Greensburg, PA: Dates TBA
Spend one week in July with the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Clelian Heights staff, working as camp counselors at this residential school for developmentally challenged children and young adults.
 
This opportunity will be offered to six students, who will be chosen based on their applications and interviews during second semester.
 
Student room and board (including meals) will be provided by the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The cost of airfare will be paid by the student through Cor Jesu. Rates are variable and depend upon the current airline fares.
 

C. Santa Maria School Service Trip for Six Rising Seniors ~ 
New York

Santa Maria Summer School, Bronx, NY: Dates TBA
Six rising seniors will spend one week with the Apostles at Santa Maria School in the Bronx, NY this summer. They will serve the students at this elementary school, where the Apostles of the Sacred Heart minister. CJ students will be working with the students in the summer school program.

All-School Service Saturdays

Every year, students, parents and faculty go out into the community to serve as the heart and hands of Christ, living the Cor Jesu mission by serving others in need through Service Saturdays. 
The 2016-17 service dates are:
October 8, 2016
March 25, 2017

CARE (Christian Action Reaching Everyone)

This is the service club for Freshmen and Sophomores and any interested upperclassmen. CARE members work to improve the community through service. Committees include:  Katie’s Krew (makes sandwiches for St. Patrick’s Center and St. Anthony’s Food Pantry), Mother’s Helpers (makes blankets for children of women who live in poverty), Dress Down Days (to raise funds for our events), the Christmas and Easter drives for the needy, the 8th Grade Service Day, and helping out at St. Patrick’s Women’s Night.  CARE also works on other service projects in conjunction with Campus Ministry. 

Meetings: Quarterly and On-site service opportunities 

Moderator: Mrs. April Remiger 
"Sharing the Love of the Heart of Christ"

Lifelong Charism

Read how some alumnae are continuing to "Share the Love of the Heart of Christ" as they reflect on how the charism of Cor Jesu continues to be central in their lives...Charism Connection
 
For more information about service opportunities at CJ, contact Sr. Veronica Marinari, ASCJ, Campus Ministry Director, at vmarinari@corjesu.org.