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Life in Christ: Charity

Whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.
(Mt 25:37-40)


Formed by the truth and nourished by the celebration of the sacred mysteries, the Christendom College community lives the faith in works of charity.  The College Chaplaincy and Student Life Office offer numerous opportunities to reach out to our brothers and sisters with Christian love.

 

Legion of Mary

The Legion of Mary promotes the holiness of its members and their apostolic works.  The College has its own Praesidium of the Legion of Mary which meets in St. Augustine Hall’s basement on Wednesdays at 7:00 P.M.  For more information, please contatct: legionofmary@christendom.edu

Works of Mercy

    Planned Parenthood Students lead a prayerful protest every Saturday at the Planned Parenthood abortuary in Washington D.C.
  • Pro-Life Activities

    • Shield of Roses
      Prayer and witness for an end to legal abortion by a visit to an area abortion clinic.  Once a semester, we have a greater witness with “Mega Shield.” For more information, please contact: shield@christendom.edu

    • Front Royal Pregnancy Center
      Volunteer to help at this local center, which assists women with unexpected pregnancies and information about women’s health. For more information, please contact:
      pregcenter@christendom.edu

    • March for Life
      Every year in January, the College marks the infamous anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion by cancelling classes to pray and march in Washington, DC, with thousands of Americans from all over the country. For more information, please contact the Director of Student Activities: cbowers@christendom.edu

    • Students for Life
      This is the Christendom College group of the national Students for Life of America, which works to end abortion by educating students about the issues of abortion, euthanasia, and infanticide; by identifying pro-life student leaders; and, by equipping student pro-lifers with the training, skills and resources to be effective and successful. For more information please contact: sfl@christendom.edu

  • Matt-25

    • Catholic Charities Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry
      Volunteer to help our local hungry neighbors by assisting at this Front Royal institution on Saturdays anytime from 10:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M. For more information, please contact: pantry@christendom.edu

    • Red Cross Blood Drives
      Help end the national blood shortage by giving blood at Crusader Gymnasium on Thursday, September 29th, 2011, and on Monday, February 27th, 2012.  For more information, please contact the Student Activities Council at: blooddrive@christendom.edu

    • Tutor Local Youths
      The tutoring program is a great way to get or give the academic help needed. Through the program, students who need an extra hand in a subject are paired with an advanced student in that subject matter: tutoring@christendom.edu

    • Nursing Home Visits
      Visit the elderly sick at a local retirement home.  For more information, please contact:  nursinghome@christendom.edu

    • Soup Kitchen/Meals on Wheels
      Help cook and serve meals at a local soup kitchen, and deliver meals to the homebound.  For more information, please contact:  soupkitchen@christendom.edu

    • DONATE!
      Support our Matt-25 Works of Mercy with a financial gift.  Please mail your generous offering (by check payable to “Christendom College”) to:
      Chaplain of Christendom College
      “Matt-25”
      134 Christendom Drive
      Front Royal, VA  22630
  • Mission Trips
    • Mission trip Students on mission trip in Honduras
      during Spring Break
    • Spring Break Mission Trip to Guatemala
      Work with religious sisters in their hospital for malnourished children. For more information, please contact Prof. Michael Brown at: 
      mbrown@christendom.edu

    • Spring Break Mission Trip to the Bronx, NY
      Join Fr. Benedict Groeschel's Franciscan Friars of the Renewal in serving the urban poor. For more information, please contact Prof. Michael Brown at: mbrown@christendom.edu

    • Spring Break Mission Trip to Peru
      Young women only assist with the many needs of an orphanage run by religious sisters in Peru. For more information, please contact Prof. Michael Brown at: mbrown@christendom.edu

    • Spring Break Mission Trip to Jamaica
      Help a religious order serve the poor of Kingston, Jamaica. For more information, please contact Prof. Michael Brown at: mbrown@christendom.edu
  • Catechesis & Youth Ministry

    Volunteer at St. John the Baptist Parish in Front Royal as a…
    • Catechist:  Teach religious education classes to children. 
    • Youth Ministry Volunteer:  Assist with the parish’s high school youth group. 
    For more information, please contact: catechesis@christendom.edu
  • Please note: All parish volunteers who have regular contact with minors must be comply with the Diocese of Arlington's policy for child protection.

 

  • Charitable Giving

    • Chapel Poor Box
      Please be generous with your gifts to the needy through our Chapel Poor Box. Donations collected during the Fall 2013 semester will be given to Project Rachel of the Diocese of Arlington, which offers post-abortion healing and hope.

    • Sunday Second Collections
      The regular Sunday collections at Christ the King Chapel support the liturgical needs of the Chaplaincy.  In addition, the following Sunday special collections will contribute to the mission and needs of the Church throughout the world:
        • Catholic Charities Christmas Collection December 9, 2012
        • Church in Latin America January 27, 2013
        • Church in Central & Eastern Europe February 13, 2013
        • Holy Land Shrines March 29, 2013

Those involved in pastoral ministry will encourage teachers and students to become more aware of their responsibility towards those who are suffering physically or spiritually. Following the example of Christ, they will be particularly attentive to the poorest and to those who suffer economic, social, cultural or religious injustice. This responsibility begins within the academic community, but it also finds application beyond it. (Ex Corde Ecclesiae, 40)