Service

Welcome to the home for Catholic students at SU & SUNY ESF!

To embody Christ’s message in our lives, we are called to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless, and visit the sick and imprisoned. Jesus calls us to leave the comfort of our safety nets and to seek out the marginalized in our society that we may provide them with the spiritual and temporal necessities they need. We desire to embrace all humanity with the dignity they deserve.

Want to get involved with service initiatives at the SU Catholic Center? Contact our Campus Minister, Jeremiah Deep at jedeep@syr.edu or 315.443.2600, or our Service Coordinator, Katie Rupp at katierupp7@yahoo.com .

Sandwich Ministry
Make hundreds of sandwiches to be distributed by local food pantries.  This ministry occurs on the last Thursday of the month following our Thursday night Mass & Dnner. This project is also available for groups upon request.  Please click here for more information and to see our dates.

Food Recovery Network
Join us every Friday night of the semester at 7:30pm as we collect excess dinning hall food and deliver it to the poor of our community. Please contact student leader Eoin Rapp, eprapp@syr.edu, for more information.

Office of Engagement Programming
OEP is our partner in service at Hendricks Chapel.  Operating within a social justice context, the Office of Engagement Programs seeks to develop initiatives which deepen connections among individuals, impart knowledge, and enhance leadership skills of participants.  Long term weekly service projects include Young Scholars, smART, Empathy Matters and Crochet & Conversation. OEP also organization one-time service projects on a monthly basis. For more information and to sign up, go to their website engagesu.syr.edu or

Franciscan Earth Corps
Community of young adults committed to learning about the spirituality of St Francis and performing works of service with an ecological focus.

Community Organizations
The Catholic Center has positive relationships with countless community organizations that need your help! Whteher you’re looking to serve food at a soup kitchen, work at an after school program, work on a farm or advocate for the working poor or anything in between, we can set up an opportunity for you to serve and arrange transportation to the project.
Options Include: Samaritan Center & Rescue Mission soup kitchens, Eastern Farm Workers Association, Van Duyn Nursing Home, L’arche, Matthew 25 Farm,Brady Faith Center and Young Life.