Campus Ministry / Service
On Thursday, May 24 members of the McQuaid Jeusit community gathered to dedicate a tree in Carriero Commons in loving memory of Tyler Conti '21. Together with members of the Conti family as well as Tyler's classmates, Fr. Salmon, S.J. led our community in blessing the tree. We concluded with a traditional Irish blessing:
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields
and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
On Satuday morning a group of current McQuaid seniors and young alumni volunteered with House of Mercy helping repair and refurbish one of their sites in the city. The volunteer event was organized by McQuaid Jesuit's Young Alumni Board in an effort to give back to the Rochester community and connect with some current McQuaid students.
The St. Joseph of Arimathea Pallbearer Ministry continues to help lay to rest alone or forgotten members of the Rochester community. On Friday students assisted in three burials for individuals with no involved family members or who were under the guardianship of the Catholic Family Center. McQuaid seniors Nick Schaertl and Christian Matthews and juniors James Schnell, Tian Stephens, Nick Young, and Andrew Brocklebank volunteered to serve at all there funerals.
Please keep these individuals and their families in your prayers.
Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.
Even though the school year winds down McQuaid Jesuit students are still at work in the community finding ways to be "Men for Others." This past Saturday two McQuaid Seniors, Aidan Ruppert and Tim Stoklosa, volunteered most of their day dismantling and cleaning up the temporary homeless shelter run by REACH (Rochester Engaging in Action for the Chronically Homeless). They disassembled many of the storage containers, moved mattresses, and helped sanitize the building so it can be turned into a temporary shelter again in the winter months. All of this work goes towards helping some of the most marginalized and vulnerable members of the Rochester community.
Images: to the left, Aidan and Tim moving mattresses. To the right, Aidan and Tim with Mr. Tom Greiner from Campus Ministry who helped coordinate the day of service.
Over the next two weeks McQuaid Jesuit will be hosting the traveling photo exhibit "Building Bridges: Portraits of Immigrants and Refugees." This exhibit comes to us from the organization Family Diversity Projects that seeks to educate people on diversity to help eliminate prejudice and stereotypes. The photos are open to be viewed by the whole McQuaid community and being displayed outside the Chapel and in the Wegman Center. For more information about Family Diversity Projects you can check out their website.