St. Joseph’s University, New York’s Campus Ministry on the Long Island Campus is hosting a “Souper Bowl of Caring” canned food drive, collecting nonperishable goods to help feed local families in need.
Part of an initiative called “Tackle Hunger” that started in the 1990s, the initiative aims to unite people around the NFL Super Bowl to contribute to a greater cause — feeding the hungry.
“I had come across the ‘Souper Bowl of Caring’ a few years ago, and it was something I knew I wanted to bring here to St. Joseph’s,” said Jonathan Galo, director of Campus Ministry at the Long Island Campus.
“Oftentimes, many food pantries find themselves at lower stock after the holidays, so I wanted to make sure that we were able to assist Lighthouse Mission in making sure they had enough food for the coming months,” he added.
Those interested in supporting the food drive can bring their donations to the box located outside the Office of Campus Ministry in the Student Center.
Spring Semester Events
Additional Campus Ministry events to keep an eye out for this semester include:
Feb. 12 • Common Hour • Student Center Interfaith Room
Join Campus Ministry, the Center for Counseling and Wellness, and the Department of Religious Studies for a discussion on mind, body and spirit followed by a guided meditation.
Feb. 14 • 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. • Sisters of St. Joseph Chapel
Begin the season of Lent by getting your “ash” on. For Christians, ashes are a symbol of humility and repentance for sins. It is also a symbol of Christians’ commitment to the season of Lent to lead a life of prayer, fasting and giving. Ashes will be distributed all day, with the regularly scheduled weekday Mass celebrated during Common Hour.
During the Lenten season, Campus Ministry will host a weekly Lenten reflection series. More information will be provided closer to the beginning of the season.
Feast of St. Joseph
March 20 • Common Hour • Sisters of St. Joseph Chapel
Join Campus Ministry and the SJNY community as we celebrate the Feast of St. Joseph, the namesake of our University, with Mass and a reception.
Holy Week Stations of the Cross
March 26 • Common Hour • Sisters of St. Joseph Chapel
While the University will be closed for Holy Thursday and Good Friday, Campus Ministry will \commemorate Holy week by praying the Stations of the Cross on Tuesday, March 26. Join Campus Ministry and walk with Jesus during his final moments leading up to his death on the cross.
Mondays and Wednesdays • Common Hour • Sisters of St. Joseph Chapel
All are welcome to attend weekday masses in the Student Center chapel.