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Social Justice & Community Service Opportunities

You must be the change if you wish to see in the world.

- Gandhi

MSMC students and staff are known for service to others.

The Catholic tradition of our college emphasizes that work for the common good through service and political participation are essential aspects of being a fully human, educated person.

Social Justice & Community Service Opportunities with Campus Ministry

Visiting our homeless brothers and sisters

Occasionally at Doheny, and on Sunday evenings before and after Mass at Chalon, we prepare meal bags for people who are homeless, and then distribute them. Click here for more info.

Hunger Banquet

Get a taste of reality and a greater understanding of hunger & poverty at this dinner/education session. The Hunger Banquet is held annually during Lent at the Doheny or Chalon campuses. Watch for info on the 2012 Banquet. 

Donation Drives

Throughout the year we encourage the College to support those in need through the collection of various items throughout the year. If you have any donations, feel free to stop by Campus Ministry or the chapels to drop them off. Drives throughout the year include:

Fair Trade

What is Fair Trade? It means people who are growing items like coffee beans, or creating items like clothing, are getting a fair price for their products, have better working conditions, and the dignity of knowing that they helped to negotiate the price and the conditions. By buying fair trade items, we support our global neighbors.

See where you can buy other Fair Trade products here

Political Action/Human Rights

Throughout the year we help the college to reflect act upon our political rights and responsibilities in light of Catholic social teaching. This includes registering students and others to vote, educating the college community about issues and avenues for action, and collaborating with other groups that advocate for human rights and social justice. 

Register to Vote

Throughout the year we help the college to reflect act upon our political rights and responsibilities in light of Catholic social teaching. This includes registering students and others to vote, educating the college community about issues and avenues for action, and collaborating with other groups that advocate for human rights and social justice.

Voting is a right and a responsibility! Register on campus during the election seasons at tables around campus, or anytime in the Women's Leadership offices. 

You can now register online to vote in California!

Go to: https://rtv.sos.ca.gov/elections/register-to-vote/

Get On the Bus

Occurs on the Friday before Mother's Day.

The mission of the community of St. Joseph is to serve a world in need. The CSJ community in the Los Angeles province has contributed more than any other identifiable group to the success of the Get on the Bus (GOTB) program. GOTB is a non-profit ministry now sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph Ministerial Services. The Get on the Bus program has grown from one bus, one city, to ten buses, ten cities throughout California -- and still growing! You can help! Your donation will bring a child to visit his/her mother in May to celebrate Mothers Day. Send to: Get on the Bus, 3424 Wilshire Blvd, 2nd Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90010 213.637.7456.

For more information contact:

Sister Suzanne Jabro at sjabro@earthlink.net or
Sister Suzanne Steffen at suzcsj.1@juno.com.

Newsbrief: Mount Students Spend Summer Helping Homeless

Every summer, the Sisters of St. Joseph take Mount students on an immersion program in Northern California. Six Mount students spend part of their summer break in San Francisco -- and they skip the sightseeing. 

 

For more info on any Campus Ministry activities, contact us at (213) 477-2672 or (310) 954-4125 or email us at campusministry@msmc.la.edu.