Applications & Information for Current Villa Students

Upcoming in Mission & Ministry

Service hours for sophomores, juniors, and seniors are due on Wednesday 5/1. Everyone must log 10 hours on app.mobileserve.com. Join us for some service at Sarnelli on May 9 or 16 or Twining Village on May 14. See the board in the cafeteria for more info and to sign up!

Serve with Mission & Ministry

Blessed Sarnelli Community

The Blessed Sarnelli Community serves those most poor and vulnerable in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. Students prepare a meal for 150 guests. Conversation is an important component of the ministry. The Sarnelli Community is not to be labeled a soup kitchen; rather, they are a hospitality center where dignity and attention are given to each individual along with a hot meal. For more information, please visit the Blessed Sarnelli Community Website.

Make a meal and serve it with fellow classmates. Twice-monthly visits on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. (five hours of service learning).

The upcoming dates for this year are: Apr 25, May 9 & 16. Sign up on the Mission & Ministry board in the cafeteria!

Recipes

Taco Recipe
Baked Ziti Recipe

Twining Village

Twining Village is a retirement community located less than a mile from Villa. On Monday afternoons, Villa students participate in the Activity Hour with residents in the Medical Care Unit. Along with Bingo games and seasonal crafts, students engage in conversation with the residents and build relationships. For more information, please visit the Twining Village Website.

Play bingo or make a craft with our friends across the street at the nursing home. Twice-monthly visits on Mondays, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. (one hour of service learning).

The upcoming dates for this year are: Apr 1 & 29. Sign up on the M&M board in the cafeteria!

Helpful Information

Recording Your Service Hours

Service hours will be recorded at Mobile Serve. To read the "Getting Started Guide" about how to create an account and log hours click here. Then begin logging! Hours from the summer are due 10/31.

Frequently Asked Questions about Service Hours

1. How many service hours do I need? For freshmen year, your hours are taken care of in your Freshmen Seminar class. For every other year you need to submit at least 10 service hours.

2. What if I do more than 10 hours? Log those too! The number of hours you record might influence awards, scholarships, and other forms of recognition at Villa and beyond. It's also a good idea to have a thorough record for when you apply to college.

3. Where can I do my service hours? Nearly anywhere that you are making a positive impact! Check the boards in the cafeteria for current opportunities.

4. Can I get paid for my service hours? Nope, then it wouldn't be service anymore.

5. When should I log my hours? Hours that you did over the summer are due on 10/31. For every other time of year, hours are due within a month of completing them! 5 are due in January and 5 are due in May.

6. What if my supervisor doesn't want to give me their email address? Please use one of the other 2 ways to verify your hours: open the mobilserve app on your phone while at the service site and either (1) attach your location or (2) have the supervisor sign on your phone while you submit the hours.

FamilyID Permission "Slip"

The Office of Mission & Ministry now uses FamilyID for its permission form. Please click the "FamilyID" button below to register and complete the information requested for any service opportunity with Mission & Ministry.

For M&M FamilyID form, please click here.

For Senior Retreat, please fill out this specific FamilyID.

Retreat Dates

  • Freshmen Retreat: August 30, 2018
  • Sophomore Retreat: November 16, 2018
  • Junior Retreat: February 8, 2019
  • Senior Retreat: October 17-19, 2018 OR January 23-25, 2019
  • Vespers Retreat (Seniors): March 28-29, 2019

  • Pause Retreats: October 16, 2018 & February 12, 2019 & April 23, 2019
  • Nature Retreats: October 30, 2018 & April 3, 2019
  • Art Retreat: February 4, 2019

Applications

Freshman Retreat Leader

  • Click here for the application to lead - due to Ms. Hall on 5/16 at 3pm.
  • Retreat Date: August 29, 2019
  • Who: Rising Juniors may apply! (Class of 2021).

 

Color Run

  • Click here for the application to be a student leader -- due 11/28 at 3pm.
  • Commitment: First meeting is 12/10 at 3pm. Each committee will meet at least monthly leading up to April. The race is 5/4 and April may be a busy month of preparations!
  • Who: All may apply!

Fundraiser Proposal

  • Click here for the Fundraiser Proposal due to Mrs. McCarthy by September 27, 2019.
  • Who: Anyone may submit a proposal, feel free to work with others!

Junior Immersion

  • Click here for the application to participate - due 9/21 at 3pm.
  • Trip Date: October 11-12, February 22, or March 14-15
  • Who: Juniors may apply! (Class of 2020)
  • If you would like more information, click here.

Haiti Immersion

  • Click here for the application to participate - due 3/27 at 3pm.
  • Trip Date: December 14-20, 2019
  • Who: Members of the classes 2020 and 2021 who have demonstrated a commitment to service, social justice, and their spirituality.
  • Leaders: Members of the class of 2020 who have already traveled to Haiti may apply with this application.
  • Please submit this permission slip with your application.

CRS Ambassador

  • Click here for the application to participate - due 9/21 at 3pm.
  • Commitment: Monthly meeting to plan events based on education and advocacy for social justice causes. Meetings will be first Tuesday of the month 7:15-8am. First meeting is 9/25!
  • Who: All may apply!

Sophomore Retreat Leader

  • Click here for the application to lead - due 9/21 at 3pm.
  • Retreat Date: November 16, 2018
  • Who: Juniors may apply! (Class of 2020).

Campus Ministry Team

  • Click here for the application to participate - due 9/21 at 3pm.
  • Meeting dates: First meeting is 10/1, all meetings are the first Monday of the month, from 3-4pm
  • Who: Everyone may apply!
  • What: A little like Prayer and Liturgy, a little like Publicity, a little like an internship! Help plan retreats, plan prayer services, make flyers, set up for Mass, meet with Ms. Hall and the team once a month for a check-in and to generally help Campus Ministry!

Mt. Carmel Immersion

  • Click here for the application to participate - due 1/25 at 3pm.
  • Trip Date: June 4-6, 2019
  • Who: Members of the classes 2020, 2021, 2022!
  • If you would like to lead this experience please complete this application. You must be in the class of 2020 or 2021 and have been on a Villa service trip before.

Chicago Immersion

  • Click here for the application to participate - due 3/27 at 3pm.
  • Trip Date: November 13-15, 2019
  • Who: Seniors and Juniors may apply!
  • Leaders: If you have been on this experience and would like to lead, the application is here.
  • Turn in these 2 forms with your applications: Insurance info & Permission slip.

Junior Retreat Leader

  • Click here for the application to lead - due 12/7 at 3pm.
  • Retreat Date: February 8, 2019
  • Who: Juniors may apply! (Class of 2020).

Senior Retreat Leader

  • Click here for the application to participate - due 9/21 at 3pm.
  • Retreat Dates: October 17-19, January 23-25, or March 28-29
  • Who: Seniors may apply (Class of 2019).

Blood Drive Leader

  • Click here for the application to participate - due 9/21 at 3pm.
  • Who: All may apply!


Mission & Ministry Office

Stephanie McCarthy
Director of Mission & Ministry
215-357-8810 ext. 126
smccarthy@vjmhs.org