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 2019
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 16-22, 2019
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: Summer 2019
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 Summer 2019
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 2019-20 service dates are:
October 5, 2019
March 7, 2020


Students:

Sign-up sheets will be made available before each date.

Parents:

If you would like to volunteer to chaperone, please contact Mrs. April Remiger at aremiger@corjesu.org to gain access to the sign-up sheet.  You may also ask your daughter to sign you up.
 
Service Saturday is open to the whole school.  It is a day for students to sign up either in groups or by themselves to offer their time for a few hours at a local charitable organization around St. Louis.  You will need to fill out a general permission slip to participate.  We will have parent or teacher chaperones at each site, so feel free to ask your teachers or a parent to join you in serving the community. 
 
Site lists can be found around school and in every homeroom.  Check them out!  Some of the sites include:  Sweet Babies, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, St. Anthony’s Food Pantry, Crisis Nursery, Mary Queen & Mother Center, and MANY MANY more!  Consider signing up as a group in order to spend some quality time serving alongside friends or get to know someone new and sign up solo!

Freshman Day of Service

Friday, April 24, 2020 will mark our 6th annual Day of Service for CJA’s freshman class. We would love to have parents serve alongside their daughters, if schedules will allow. We especially need parents to serve as chaperones and as drivers to transport students to and from the service sites. We would appreciate your presence for the entire school day as this will allow us more service time at our sites. Upon our return to CJA, we will celebrate Mass together. Then, students will be dismissed. If you would like to volunteer to serve alongside your daughter, please sign up when the sign-up form is made available.
 
Overview of Schedule for Freshmen Service Day:
8 am - Students go to homeroom and parent volunteers report to auditorium
8:10 - 8:45 Opening prayer service
8:45 -  8:50 Get into site groups and leave for sites
Volunteer time between 9 am and 1 pm or 1:30 depending on driving time to and from site
2 - 2:40 Celebration of Holy Mass
 

 
IMPORTANT: Parents who help out with school functions must have attended or completed a Protecting God's Children workshop or Virtus. Please check HERE for upcoming sessions of this workshop.

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.