Blessed Anne Marie Rivier said, “Your charity should shine forth in all your words and deeds; it should be the motivating force behind all you do.” Catholic social teaching that calls upon each of us as disciples to help the poor in whatever ways that we can, through prayer, compassionate service, and advocating justice for the oppressed. In the spirit of these two calls, Campus Ministry provides opportunities throughout the year for students to be involved in service to the local community and beyond.
Examples of ongoing opportunities are listed below:
Nashua Soup Kitchen: The first Wednesday of every month, Rivier serves at the Nashua Soup Kitchen on Chestnut Street in Nashua. With food donations from dining services and student, faculty and staff volunteers, the patrons of the soup kitchen are served dinner on Riv! Learn more at http://www.nsks.org/
Thanksgiving Basket Project: Join the whole Rivier community in collecting more than 200 Thanksgiving meals, including turkeys! The food drive culminates with an interfaith prayer service on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving at 11:30a.m. in the Dion Reception Room.
Alternative Spring Break: New Orleans, Louisiana: We offer a Spring Break Service Trip to New Orleans, LA to serve the local community through InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. The experience invites people to participate in direct service, prayer, reflection, and justice. Volunteers do much-needed, practical service. The ASB experience encourages students to step out of their environment to see injustice firsthand through the lens of the Gospel. Fundraising helps to offset the cost of the trip. For more information or to sign up for this powerful experience, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternative Spring Break Raffle Calendar Prize Winners
3/1/2017 Ja JA Belle's - Annie Herfurth
3/2/2017 Wilfred's Barber - Sally Hirsh-Dickinson
3/3/2017 Takumi - Mike & Anne Campbell
3/4/2017 The Framery - Flo
3/5/2017 Maza - Haley Olbrych
3/6/2017 Shaw's - Sr. Lucille Auger
3/7/2017 Bahama Breeze - Nancy DiCieno
3/8/2017 Agave Azul - Amy Brasil
3/9/2017 Green Envy - Nancy Caputo
3/10/2017 Edible Arrangements - Martin Galasyn
3/11/2017 Painting #1 - Karen Pratt
3/12/2017 Outback - Craig Norton
3/13/2017 Stop and Shop - Emily Thibeau
3/14/2017 iTunes - Alexander Byfierd
3/15/2017 La Carretta - Lynda Olbrych
3/16/2017 VIP Barber - Paulette Houle
3/17/2017 Bahama Breeze - Flo
3/18/2017 Painting #2 - Cassandra Lloyd
3/19/2017 La Carreta - Tiffany Considine
3/20/2017 Shaw's - Michaela Mackin
3/21/2017 Barnes & Noble - Annie Herfurth
3/22/2017 Outback - Peter Turner
3/23/2017 Fratello's Restaurant- Roselyn Winterbottom
3/24/2017 99 Restaurant - Paula Stewart
3/25/2017 Basket weaving - Dillon Saulnier
3/26/2017 Red Robin - Mr. & Mrs. Campbell
3/27/2017 Supercuts gift basket - Hayley Sutherland
3/28/2017 31 Tote & Lunch Bag - Celina Oliver
3/29/2017 Red Robin - Cassandra Lloyd
3/30/2017 VIP Barbershop - Thomas Augusta
3/31/2017 Michael's Basket - Shannon M.
Visiting the Sisters of the Presentation of Mary Retirement Residence: At least twice a year, we visit the retired Sisters of the Presentation of Mary to sing Christmas Carols or take part in another recreational activity.