Campus Ministry sponsors school clubs; service hour policy changes

Campus ministry seeks members for its various clubs and announces a change in the service policy.


Two tapestries portraying the Passion of Christ hang in the Campus Ministry office. The room features an abundance of religious artwork. photo by Meg Thompson

by Meg Thompson, Staff Photographer

Campus Ministry sponsors school clubs

Community Service Club applications were due Sept. 3. Although the group was considered an extracurricular last year, the school has decided to revive it as a club this year due to difficulty scheduling meetings in the past. The club plans drives, charities and, as of this year, off-campus service events.

Unlike Community Service Club, Students for Life Club and Campus Ministry Club do not require an application. Signups were held on club registration day. Both Students for Life and Campus Ministry Club meet on different days than the monthly scheduled “club Friday,” so students have the opportunity to join the group without quitting a different club. Campus Ministry Club meets on Mondays to openly discuss faith and plan upcoming liturgies as well as Catholic Schools Week.

“All are welcome,” club moderator and Director of Campus Ministry Meredith Snyder said.

Students for Life gathers on Thursdays to respectfully discuss abortion and plan ways to help pregnant women in need.

Service hours policy changes

STA recently changed the policy regarding the required 90 hours of service in order to graduate. As opposed to all three phases of the junior/senior service project being completed at one agency, students are granted the opportunity to attend a mission trip approved by Snyder to complete their Phase Two or Three service hours. Although the school is not holding a mission trip over service week this year, Snyder claims her vision is to offer a trip chaperoned by parents and teachers during service week in the future years to come.