Campus Ministry NEws
Immaculata's Campus Ministry Department is a vibrant community of school chaplain, staff, faculty, and students. We are constantly seeking new opportunities to grow our long-established presence. Whether new outreach opportunities or fundraisers, we are always announcing upcoming events and news pertaining to our students recent successes.
SERVICE DEDICATION AWARDS
2017 COMMUNITY OUTREACH AWARDS
The Service Hall of Fame distinction for volunteering 1000 or more hours in 4 years or less goes to senior Daniel Rogers, 1012 hours. Daniel has also volunteered the most hours for the June 2016–May 2017 year, an outstanding 452 hours.
The Most Volunteer Hours during the academic year (September–May) were served by (in a statistical tie) juniors Meaghan O’Connor and Kevin Dalessio at 228 and 225 hours respectively.
The Environmental Stewardship honor for most hours, 96, volunteered towards furniture pick-ups, composting, garage sale and other ecological events combined during the academic year goes to sophomore James Cummins.
The Hero to the Impoverished award for most hours dedicated to programs dealing with poverty during the academic year (soup kitchens, homeless shelters, Appalachia, Habitat for Humanity) goes to junior Noah Jordan, 86 hours.
Most Faithful Servant honor for leading in most events served throughout the entire year (June 2016–May 2017), 61 events, goes to junior Allison Russell.
Garage Sale Dedication: 228 students collectively volunteered 2,915 hours to the Garage Sale this year. Sophomore Bridgette LeBoeuf led this generous large group with 57 total hours.
The Mother Teresa “Do Small Things with Great Love” award for most hours volunteering with the elderly and people of special needs goes to sophomore Deonna Powell, 50 hours.
The Social Justice award for volunteering the most hours through fundraising, pro-life, service towards victims and other awareness programs goes to junior Erin McGovern, 34 hours.
DIOCESAN AND NATIONAL SERVICE AWARDS
Diocesan SERVICE awards
Class of 2017 students Maura Sullivan (left), and Bridget Reinhart (right) were recipients of the Diocese of Metuchen's annual St. Timothy Award. Ann Brunn (center), also the Class of 2017 was awarded the Mother Teresa Award. These awards are given to students from our diocese for actively serving as leaders in their parish/school while setting a positive example for their peers by living Gospel values through spirituality, prayer and service to others.
National Service Awards
Immaculata's Campus Ministry program was once again honored by The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, DC with its Charity and Social Service Honor. This award is given to the youth of our nation who answer Pope Benedict XVI's call for "charity in action." Immaculata is the only high school to have been blessed twice with this honor—once in 2010 and again in 2014. We are very proud of our efforts to live the Gospel through "outstanding works of corporal and spiritual mercy."
It is the hope of Campus Ministry that all of our students can participate in our activities and not be prevented from doing so by finances. To that end, an annual major fundraiser is held in May, the Garage Sale. Items are donated by the community and the sale is staffed by our faculty, staff, students and parents. Proceeds from previous years' Garage Sales were used to purchase a new van for Campus Ministry, assist the needy and support our Outreach programs.