Christian Service at Marist seeks to move the classroom discussion of the personal and social components of Christian lifestyle into real life instances of service and ministry. In this Christian Service requirement, students are challenged to put their Christian faith into action through a four-year, integrated Christian service-learning program accomplished through the coordination of the Campus Ministry Office and the curriculum of the Theology Department. Based in course curricula which are founded in Scripture and Catholic social teaching, students will experience service to family, school, church, and community. Particular emphasis is placed in the junior year on the Gospel call to offer meaningful service to those in greatest need. Combined with directed reflection, the service requirement culminates with a mentoring partnership with younger students. As with our prayer life, the end goal is to nurture a daily habit of service, the fulfillment of the Marist Mission of graduating responsible, socially-aware Christian leaders and witnesses.
Campus Service Staff