Campus Ministry

Service

 

Service Immersion Experiences

Week-long service immersion experiences, both domestic and international, are offered four times per year. Applications are available each fall semester; cost varies per trip based on location and includes a pre-trip formation experience.

 

FALL BREAK TRIP
St. Vincent DePaul Youth and Young Adult Center - Philadelphia
October 7- October 11, 2016
Application due September 30
In celebration of our Franciscan mission, we will be spending a long weekend in the Germantown section of Philadelphia focusing on our goal to be good stewards of the environment. Throughout the weekend, we will serve at several environmentally-focused sites doing a variety of sustainability projects. We will also be participating in some fun daily challenges to make us more aware of our daily energy usage and resource consumption.  

Sign up HERE

 

 

SPRING BREAK TRIPS
Habitat for Humanity - Mandeville, Louisiana and Beaufort, South Carolina
February 25- March 4, 2017
Application due October 7
Over spring break, there will be TWO Habitat for Humanity trips. One group will head to Mandeville, Louisiana while the other travels to Beaufort, South Carolina to participate in the national Collegiate Challenge program - building and refurbishing homes alongside the families who will eventually reside in them.

Sign up HERE

 

 

SUMMER TRIPS
Cardinal Kelvin Felix Archdiocesan Pastoral Centre - Gros Islet, St. Lucia
May 17 - May 24, 2017
Application due October 7
Just after the end of the semester, we will travel to the Caribbean to work at Gros Islet’s multipurpose Pastoral Centre, working alongside its St. Lucian staff, and Sr. Frances Nosbish, OSF. At the Pastoral Centre, we will work on whatever projects staff finds most pressing at the time - this may be anything from painting and varnishing, to cleaning, yard work, and paperwork. We will also have the opportunity experience the community in St. Lucia, visiting various Diocesan ministries including a nursing home, and an after-school program for students.

Sign up HERE


Wind River Indian Reservation, Wyoming
June 21- June 28, 2017
Application due October 7
On our Wyoming trip, we will head to the Wind River Indian Reservation, where we will work with Sr. Teresa Frawley, OSF at 3 different parishes in the Wind River region. Neumann students have been traveling to serve with Sr. Teresa and the Shoshone and Arapaho tribes in Wyoming for almost 15 years. At the three parishes, we will help sister with various upkeep projects including yard work, painting, cleaning and organization. Participants will also have the opportunity to experience cultural practices of the Arapaho and Shoshone tribes.

Sign up HERE

 

 

Carmen Pampa Fund, Bolivia
May 30 - June 8, 2017
Application due October 7
Partnering with the Franciscan Mission Service, we will head to Bolivia’s capital, La Paz, where we will spend a week serving with and participating in cultural practices with local college students. Participants will also have a chance to see the coffee and cocoa growing processes, both of which are essential to Bolivia’s economy.

Sign up HERE

 

 

Post-Graduate Service

A Service Fair is offered each fall semester for students interested in doing a year of post-graduate service. Organizations such as Franciscan Volunteer Ministry, Jesuit Volunteer Corps, and Mercy Volunteer Corps will be on-site to answer questions. For more information, contact campusministry@neumann.edu.

 

Daily Service Experiences

Monday
 

House of Joseph II:
The Ministry of Caring opened House of Joseph II to provide long-term housing and essential supportive services to homeless men and women in the advanced stages of AIDS. Neumann students visit with the residents, playing games and building community. Sign up HERE

   

Operation Hunger (formerly Sandwiches for Survival):
Neumann students gather at different locations around campus to make Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches for those most in need in the city of Chester. Sign up HERE

Wednesday

Assisi House:
The Assisi House is the retirement convent for the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia, located across the street from Neumann University and Our Lady of Angels Convent. Neumann students visit with the Sisters of St. Francis playing games and building community. Sign up HERE

Thursday

Anna’s Place: 
Anna’s Place is a Franciscan Hospitality Center sponsored by the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia and named in honor of their foundress, Maria Anna Bachmann. Neumann students assist with their lunch program. Sign up HERE

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