Cor Jesu students providing service around the holidays with grade school students.

The Heart of Service

Service is the essence of Christ’s heart, and the foundation of our guiding charism, “Sharing the Love of the Heart of Christ.” As Cor Jesu students pursue service opportunities in their own communities and others across the country, they do so with open hearts and outstretched hands.

Cor Jesu students on a service trip to Appalachia over the summer of 2018.

Summer Service Trips

Every year, Cor Jesu’s Campus Ministry team arranges a series of service trips to underserved areas in which students serve alongside fellow Apostle groups. Past trips have sent students to Appalachia to complete home improvement projects, Pennsylvania to work with developmentally-challenged children and New York City to work with elementary school students.

  • Cor Jesu students volunteer at clothing donation center
  • Cor Jesu students volunteering at hair donation center
  • Cor Jesu students volunteering at a St. Louis food pantry
  • Cor Jesu students at the Crisis Nursery in St. Charles MO
  • Cor Jesu students painting and refinishing old benches as a part of a service project.
  • Cor Jesu students perform service as a part of their senior service project

Service Saturdays

Once a semester, Cor Jesu invites students, families and faculty to volunteer with a variety of non-profit organizations throughout the St. Louis region. These days are great opportunities for fun and fellowship as students discover the value of service.

This Year’s Service Saturdays:

  • November 21, 2020
  • March 6, 2021

Christian Action Reaching Everyone (CARE)

Christian Action Reaching Everyone (CARE) is Cor Jesu’s service club focusing on bettering our community through volunteer work, fundraising and donation drives. The club is entirely student-driven, giving members invaluable experience concepting and initiating service programs.

Each fall, CARE invites 8th graders to join current Cor Jesu students for a morning of community service and fun. All participants will receive a certificate from Cor Jesu verifying their service hours.

This Year’s 8th Grade Service Day will be held on September 26, 2020.

Cor Jesu students volunteer as a part of their service project

CARE programs include:

  • Katie’s Krew: makes sandwiches for St. Patrick’s Center
  • Mother’s Helpers: makes blankets for children of women who live in poverty
  • Dress Down Days: raises funds for Cor Jesu service days and projects
Cor Jesu student volunteering at a nursing home.

My service at Clelian Heights was one like no other! In helping the kids learn, they taught me many things as well. We bonded over our need for Christ and a love for the playground between classes. I couldn’t be any more grateful for this opportunity and will cherish all the memories that I made there!

- Molly H., ‘19

All Heart

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