Campus Ministry

         Our Campus Ministry Office is directed by Sister Mary Anne Katlack.  The Office of Campus Ministry, together with the Religious Studies Department organize monthly liturgies for our students as well as prayer services throughout the year. Students assist in the planning of our liturgies, and our Liturgy and Gospel Choirs provide choral accompaniment. Our students participate in a variety of service oriented projects throughout the year including a Thanksgiving Food Drive, Christmas Giving Tree, Breast Cancer Tree of Life, Woman Aware Drive as well as a Penny Drive for various charities chosen by our students. Each class participates in a class-level Day of Reflection off-campus and juniors and seniors may elect to participate in a weekend Retreat at the Sister of Charity Retreat and Conference Center at the Jersey shore. 

“Extending a Helping Hand”   

1.       Children’s Specialized Hospital   
Contact: Main Office of Volunteers
Mountainside, NJ
Information available in the Campus Ministry Office 

2.       UMDNJ –  University of  Medicine and Dentistry of  New Jersey 
Contact: Deidre Watley Manager of Volunteer Services               
150 Bergen Street
PO Box 1709
Newark ,  NJ 07101-1709
Phone: 973-972-4063 or 4064
FAX: 973-972-7166 

3.       Trinitas Hospital    
225 Williamson Street ,  Elizabeth ,  NJ 07207
Contact: Lisa Liss
(908) 994-5164 or  
Volunteer Opportunities:     
Volunteers are utilized in nearly every hospital department:, Patient care, Clerical 

4.      Center for HOPE Hospice  
176 Hussa Street
Linden ,  NJ 07036
Contact: Diane Coloney
(908) 486-0700 or

Volunteer Opportunities:  
Volunteers are needed in towns throughout  Union   County ; at Hospice centers, programs, homes, etc.

Areas include:
* Patient/Family Care Volunteers
* Bereavement Volunteers
* Spiritual Volunteers
* Bilingual Volunteers
* Office, Clerical Help
* Fundraising
* Drivers
Information available in the Campus Ministry Office 

5.       Westfield Day Care Center    
140 Mountain Avenue
Westfield ,  NJ 07090
Contact: Rachel Arasin
(908) 232-6717
Volunteer Opportunities  :
Interacting with children, reading stories, playing games

6.       Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Jersey  
1034 Salem Road
Union, NJ 07083
Contact: Daisy Valesquez
Tel:  (908)964-5055  FAX: (908) 964-0082
Contact: Michael Oaks
Fundraising for   “Kids For Wish Kids”  

7.       Community Food Bank of NJ
31 Evans Terminal Rd.
Hillside ,  NJ 07205
(908) 355-3663
Contact: Rachel Wood
Volunteer Opportunities  :
Warehouse – sorting, packing and labeling
Clerical – mailings
Sort clothing and food supplies for children 

8.       Helping Hands Food Pantry
Saint Joseph’s Rectory
157 East 4th Avenue, Roselle, NJ 07060
Contact: Teri Squillace (908) 241-1250
Packers are needed every 2nd Saturday of the month around 9:00  a.m.
Drivers are needed every 2nd Sunday of the month
between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
Coordinator is needed to help with paperwork and volunteers 

9.        Emmanuel Cancer Foundation  
1815  Front Street
Scotch Plains ,  NJ 07076
Contact: Monica Vermeulen
(908) 322-4223 Ext. 17 or  
Volunteer Opportunities:
* Deliver and pick up nonperishable  groceries on a  monthly basis
and on holidays for families with children who have cancer.
* Fund Raising for special events
* Food and toy drives
* Coordinate Kid Read program
* Clerical/Computer/Telephone work
* Speakers Bureau 

10.       Trailside Nature and Science Center  
County of Union
452 New Providence Road
Mountainside, NJ 07092
Contact: (908) 789-3670
Volunteer Opportunities:
Service Projects
Special Events – assist with children’s crafts, games, face-painting, food and ticket sales and entry gates
Help with Children’s Workshops and Summer Camp  

11.       Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless  
Saint Joseph ‘s Parish
118 Division Street
Elizabeth ,  NJ 07206
Contact: Linda Flores-Tober
(908) 355-2060
Volunteer Opportunities  : Clerical
Tutoring children (Sept.- May) 

12.       Angel Paws – Pets Animal Welfare Society  
P.O. Box 2166
Linden ,  NJ 07036
Contact: Stacy (908) 474-1333 or
Robin (732) 340-1199
Volunteer Opportunities  :
Help at pet adoption center to provide a foster home for dogs or cats, fundraising