For Immediate Release: August 20, 2013
Providence College’s Campus Ministry Program to Introduce Incoming Freshmen to Service and the Diocese of Providence
Providence, R.I. – Providence College will be holding its second annual FaithWorks service immersion program for nearly 40 incoming freshmen, from August 24 through August 28. FaithWorks aims to increase service opportunities among incoming freshmen class members and to increase the number of faith formation programs.
With the assistance of 10 upperclassmen, the students will work with participants at service sites in the Diocese of Providence, including Emmanuel House, a day shelter for the homeless; the St. Martin de Porres Center, a senior service center; and the diocese’s Office of Life and Family, as well as Immigration and Refugee Services. Students also will tour facilities at the Rhode Island Department of Corrections to learn more about the chaplaincy services that are provided.
One of the goals of the program is to allow students to learn more about the relationship between the Catholic Church and the City of Providence, while experiencing the relationships of service and solidarity with Catholic agencies, student leaders, and with one another.
For details on each location (dates, times, nature of work, etc…), please contact Chrissy Centazzo, (office) 401-865-2413.