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Activities Throughout the Year

The Good Samaritans Ministry: Service at the Holy Family Residence

 Our goal is to model the parable of "The Good Samaritan", which portrays the Golden Rule: treat others as you want to be treated. Our focus is at Holy Family Residence, which is located right on campus across from McGowan. Holy Family is

the home to those usually overlooked in our society and in need of people who are willing to take the time out of their busy lives to show they care.

These multiple volunteer opportunities are a fun and easy way to bring students closer with the elderly residents of Holy Family. Volunteer your time at one or more of the following events!

 Tuesday, October 11 at 2:30 - Hoedown/ Fall Party

Saturday, October 22 at 2:30 - Halloween Party

Thursday, November 10 at 2:30 - Baking with the Elderly

Tuesday, November 29 at 2:30 - "Countdown to Christmas" Bingo

Thursday, December 1 at 2:30 - "Young at Heart" Food & Entertainment

 Email Mackie to sign up!

See events and photos on the Good Samaritans' Facebook Page!

 senior-prom-joe catherine   prom at holy family   zach at holy family

Big Friends/Little Friends: After School Program at Valley View Housing Development

Children need mentors to help them become the best they can be. Help with homework and plan fun activities, Mondays or Thursdays, 2:30-4:50 p.m.  Transportation is provided. Sign up in Campus Ministry. For more information, send an email to .  

Fair Trade Coffee and Chocolate

Is available year round in Campus Ministry. Our coffee comes from San Lucas Mission in Guatemala, where our students have gone on service trips and helped pick coffee beans. Our Fair Trade chocolate is made with cocoa from the Kuapa Kokoo cooperative in Ghana and is purchased through Catholic Relief Services.

Fall Semester Activities

Nets for Nets

The men's and women's basketball teams will donate all proceeds (including admission) and donations from a designated game to Catholic Relief Services to provide malaria nets for children in Africa. 

UN International Day of Peace - September 21

Take 60 seconds and sign a pledge to help mobilize the world towards international peace.

Thanksgiving Adopt-A-Family Project

Help a family in need by providing all the fixings for a Thanksgiving dinner. This project is in partnership with United Neighborhood Centers.
2016 Thanksgiving Adopt-A-Family Registration form

Fair Trade Sale - November 8 and 9

You're invited to shop for Fair Trade gifts, housewares, jewelry, and more! These beautiful handmade items are made by artisans living in developing regions around the world to help them make a just living wage. 

Fair Trade flyer 2016-1

Christmas Giving Tree - November through Mid-December

Share holiday cheer with people in need in our local community. Christmas Giving Trees are set up in Regina Hall, Nazareth Student Center, and the McGowan Center. Trees have ornaments for children of all ages, elderly persons, and homeless individuals. Members of the Marywood community are invited to take an ornament, purchase an appropriate gift, and deliver the unwrapped gift with tag attached to Campus Ministry, Swartz Center for Spiritual Life, by the specified deadline. Gifts are donated to Friends of the Poor, St. Anthony's Haven Men & Women’s Shelter, Our Lady of Peace Residence, United Neighborhood Centers, EOTC, and Holy Family Residence.

Spring Semester Activities

Food Fast

During this eight-hour hunger awareness journey students fast in solidarity with our hungry brothers and sisters around the world. Donations go towards alleviating global hunger.  

Easter Baskets

Campus Ministry sponsors an Easter basket collection during Lent. Baskets filled with tags for children of all ages are displayed in Regina Hall, Nazareth Student Center, and the McGowan Center. Anyone interested in putting together an Easter basket for a local child should take a tag, prepare a basket with candy or other age-appropriate items, and leave the basket at Campus Ministry by the specified deadline. Easter baskets are donated to Friends of the Poor, United Neighborhood Centers, or Women's Resource Center.

KIDSTUFF - Saturday, April 22, 2017

This annual mini-carnival, now in its 26th year, is for children ages 4-8 who are served by United Neighborhood Centers and Friends of the Poor. The children are invited to campus for an afternoon of games, activities, entertainment, and food. Nearly 25 student clubs and organizations sponsor games and activities, and up to 100 student volunteers assist with food and become the the children’s “buddies” for the afternoon. KIDSTUFF will take place 1-3 p.m. in the Latour Room. For questions or to sign up to volunteer or host an activity table, email