Ambassadors of Unity...
Ready for Any Good Work!
Mount Saint Joseph Academy continues to find creative ways to embody the mission of the Sisters of Saint Joseph, "To live and work so that all people may be united with God and with one another." Circling the city of our time, Mount students carry on the legacy of their founders, seeking out those in need of help while reaching out to those who are marginalized in our society.
Mount Saint Joseph Academy's Community Service Corps offers the opportunity for all students to broaden their awareness of others through a variety of service experiences.The response to give of themselves in service is the genesis for transformative moments that last a lifetime.
Mount Saint Joseph Academy Students:
- Serve at Saint Frances Inn / Soup Kitchen
- Build relationships with the children at La Salle Academy on North 2nd Street by assisting the aftercare program and tutoring
- Visit the sick at Ronald McDonald House
- Care for animals and the environment
- Raise awareness and donations for Project Sew
- Build relationships with the children they would not otherwise meet in their day-to-day encounters and tutor at the Face to Face Program at St. Vincent's Parish
- Offer the gift of their presence to the residents at Saint Joseph Villa and Bethlehem Village
- Participate in Martin Luther King Day of Service, helping out several communities in Camden, NJ, as well as the Kensington community in Philadelphia
- Offer companionship to children with special needs at annual WinterFest
- Have an opportunity to participate in service opportunities during Spring Break in Mississippi (see menu at left), and in a summer service immersion project.
As they use their gifts and talents in the spirit of service, they deepen within themselves a spirituality that speaks of service not simply as hours to accrue, but rather that service is a way of life. It is the opportunity to continue to grow as compassionate young women who carry a vision and view of the world larger than themselves. As one staff member at Saint Francis Inn said, "Mount women are ready for any good work with a compassionate spirit!"
"The desire to respond actively to the needs of "the dear neighbor" empowers each student to assume her responsibilities as a citizen of a global community."
-MSJA Belief Statement (Sisters of Saint Joseph documents)
MSJA Community Service Video