LI Campus Ministry to Host Community Service Events for the Holidays

November 13, 2014

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – November 13, 2014 – The Office of Campus Ministry at St. Joseph’s College (SJC) has organized a number of holiday-related community service events for its students, faculty and staff.  The events will align with the Office’s mission to foster the integral growth of the entire academic community while focusing on the personal, spiritual and moral development of SJC students.

“One of the main pillars of SJC’s campus ministry is community service,” said Patrick Tracy, director of campus ministry on SJC’s Long Island Campus.

The following events are open to members of the College community:

  • Fall Food Basket Drive: The College will collect and deliver food to local families and outreach centers.
  • Pumpkin Pie Bake-a-Thon: Staff and students will bake 50 pumpkin pies, which will be delivered to local soup kitchens and food pantries for Thanksgiving.
  • Holiday Gift Drive: The College will adopt 30 families for the holidays, purchasing gifts from their wish lists that will be delivered by SJC volunteers.

“We offer a wide variety of programs that center on a deep concern for the rights and dignity of every person, especially the poor and most vulnerable,” said Tracy. “Many of our programs offer a hands-on approach through the volunteering of one’s time, energy and talent to foster important values in students.”

In addition to these events, students serve soup and hot meals to those in need at St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church and Hope House Ministries throughout the year.

For more information, contact the Office of Campus Ministry at 631.687.1467.

St. Joseph’s College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 29 majors, special course offerings and certificates, affiliated and pre-professional programs.