Senior Christian Service Returns With Commissioning Ceremony
Director of Mission and Identity Fr. James Ferus, SJ, bestowed a blessing on the Class of 2022 before they depart for their service sites next week. 

After the Senior Christian Service Program was put on hiatus due to the pandemic, the Campus Ministry office welcomed the Class of 2022 to the Regis chapel to participate in a commissioning ceremony ahead of the return to in-person service work. Beginning next week, Regis seniors will regularly visit service sites throughout the city, engaging with and supporting the broader community.

“I am overjoyed that students are able to return to the volunteer work that is a highlight for so many of our seniors at Regis,” said Director of Social Justice Initiatives Mr. Marselys Lucero. “Senior service is so important to the formation of Regians because students are able to explore their passions and interests through immersive experiences of volunteer service.”

In the first and second trimesters, seniors will travel to their chosen service site every Tuesday morning, and return to Regis in the afternoon to attend classes. In the third trimester, seniors will be given the option to maintain an academic schedule and continue service work once a week, or pursue a full-time service option with their chosen site. In both cases, seniors will also attend weekly Social Justice Seminars in collaboration with Dominican Academy, learning about the principles of Catholic Social Teaching and the importance of being oriented towards justice.

Posted: 9/15/21