The purpose of the Student Service Program at Bishop Dwenger High School is to help students learn to live out their faith as disciples of Jesus Christ by loving God and their neighbor.

 “I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another. This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”  John 13:34-35

 The command to love one another (charity/service) extends to all our sisters and brothers in Christ. As we love others we demonstrate our love for God, to praise Him. The Student Service Program teaches that charity is a virtue developed through the habit of service in Jesus’ name.

Charity is the theological virtue by which we love God above all things for his own sake, and our neighbor as ourselves for the love of God.    (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1822)


As part of a Christian education, our Catholic identity, and our mission statement, all Bishop Dwenger students are required to complete service hours outside of school hours for human beings.

Dog sitting is not accepted, nor service to animal shelters for either semester.

 Each student is required to complete a minimum of 20 service hours each school year. Ten hours each semester as outlined below.

  • Seniors & Juniors:  10 service hours to the poor, underserved, and needy, due first semester to Mrs. Yorke, Pastoral Ministry.    Must be from the approved list – see below.
  • Seniors & Juniors:  10 flex hours due 2nd semester to Mrs Yorke, Pastoral Ministry,  that is service to neighborhood, school, church, family.
  • Sophomores & Freshmen: 10 flex hours are due to Mrs. Yorke, Pastoral Ministry. Service to school, church, neighborhood, family
  • Sophomores & Freshmen: 10 list hours for poor, underserved, and needy due 2nd semester. Must be from approved list – see below.  Deadline dates are below and listed on verification service cards.

Flex hours are service to any population as neighborhood, school, parish, family- without pay.

List hours: Service sites that target the poor, underserved, and needy that are found on the list below.

Hours are due October 27, 2022 first semester and February 28, 2023 for second semester. Service verification cards with signatures are due to Service Coordinator at that time or before.  Both hours and reflection paper (or project) are part of their semester grade; no credit for partial work. Again- Required service hours does not include service to animals.

  1. After second semester service deadline is past, students are encouraged to begin service for the following academic school year. Summer is the best time to accomplish these hours.
  2. Service for the poor must be chosen from the service list; otherwise, it will not be accepted. Exceptions must be approved before work by Mrs Yorke
  3. Each student may choose his/her own site, but all 10/10 hours must be served at ONE site in order to build a rapport with those served.
  4. Students MUST CALL AHEAD to the location and make appointments for orientation and mutually convenient times to do their service work.
  5. Each student will have his/her own verification card that is to be completely filled out by the student and signed by the site supervisor each time hours are served.
  6. Summer hours are be turned in the first week of school to Service Coordinator, Mrs. Yorke, in Pastoral Ministry.
  7. No late or incomplete work will be accepted for credit or award.
  8. Any complaints from your site will result in a zero for your work and no credit will be given.
  9. Written service learning paper /project to Theology Class.
  10. Service hours completed as part of a requirement for a parish program or other organization may be applied to BD service, except that which is court mandated.
  11. Transfer students will see Service Coordinator to make arrangements for completed service.
  12. Group projects organized by coaches, teachers, and parents must be pre-approved by Service Coordinator.

“Life’s most important question is: what are you doing for others?” Martin Luther King


 Towne House Retirement Community
Students are needed to assist with music sessions, bingo, play board games, card games, pushing wheel chairs, visiting residents, assisting with seasonal decorations, filing, delivering mail to patient rooms.
Contact person: Nikki Gaines, Volunteer Coordinator         
Phone number:  969-7002
Location: 2209 St. Joe Center Road 46825, the front door,
Hours: flexible, call ahead, application needed

St. Anne Home and Retirement Center
Assist with activities as bingo; transport residents to Mass;
Tues/ Thurs eve 6:30-8:15pm., and Saturday 1:30-3pm for bingo; transport residents to Mass Monday through Saturday 10 to 11:30am
Contact person: Barbara Ley
Phone number: 399-3245
Location: 1900 Randallia Drive 46805 Hours: call ahead

 Cedar Ridge Healthcare
Visiting, playing card games and reading to residents; transporting residents to and from activities and implementing activities as bingo calling. 
Must have orientation and TB test.
Contact person:  Activities Director
Phone number: 484-3120
Location: 3320 E. State Blvd. 46805
Hours: flexible, call ahead

Aging and In-Home Services
8101 W Jefferson, 46804
Contact: Ms. Molly O’Brian Adams to do outside maintenance and various yard work for the elderly and disabled. Phone: the agency at 745-1200, Ext. 270

Canterbury Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Play instruments, visit, play games and cards w/clients, reminisce, give manicures
Contact person:  Activity Coordinator x103, Tammy Wright or email
Phone number: 492-1400; Location: 2827 Northgate Blvd. 46803
Hours: Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday until 4:30pm. Fill out application.

Hamilton Place: to play card games, help w/questionnaires, girls to paint nails. Orientation required, hours vary, call ahead
Location: 2116 Butler Rd, Contact:  the Activities Director @ 471-0944

 The Cedars- on hold
Assist with activities, play games, manicures, visit with clients, dietary helps, nursing helps and PT helps
Orientation required, hours vary, call ahead. Waiting for administrative approval after Covid.
Contact person: Volunteer Coordinator or Assistant, Jessica
Phone: 627-2191
Location: 14409 Sunrise Ct, Leo, IN 46765
Hours: flexible, help needed especially in summer on Sat.1-4.

Miller’s Merry Manor
Patient service as reading to clients, polishing nails, writing letters,
Playing board and card games
Location: 5544 E. State Blvd, 46815
Phone: 749-9506 X137, ask for Activity Director, Ms. Holly   Volunteers must be vaccinated.

 Miller’s Merry Manor in Garrett
Activities as listed above and activities as bingo
1357 S. Randolph St.  Garrett, IN   46738   Phone: 357-5174, Sharon, Activities Director, or Assistant, Lindsey
Contact:  call several days in advance to make appointment. Must be vaccinated.

 Kingston Health Care Center
1010 W. Washington Center, 46825
Assisting residents to and from activities, playing bingo/pokeno, nail grooming, socializing, etc. Available service times; Friday 5:00-7:00 for nail grooming, Saturday: 1:30-3:30pm (bingo), Sunday 1:15-3:30pm (pokeno & church).
Contact: Michelle, Activities Director @ 489-2552

Kingston Health on DuPont for client w/dementia
Location: 1716 E DuPont; Contact:  490-5111 ask for Activities Director, Sara
Requires: application, orientation and TB test on site (reading requires 72 hrs.)
M-F: hours are flexible w/ activities w/ clients

Lutheran Life Village –Piper Trail
Help clients w/ Alzheimer’s, dementia, and other memory impaired disease w/ activities, games, & washing dishes.
Contact:  Director Community Based Services,   432-0011 X5201
Location: 8151 Glencarin Blvd 46802
Hours: 7:30am to 6:00pm Mon-Fri and all Saturdays 9am to 6pm                                                                 


 Byron Health Center
Contact: Terry Walker Director Life Enrichment to help w/ activities, especially in the summer
Location: 12101 Lima Road, Ft. Wayne, IN, 46818
Phone: 637-3166 Ext. 366  email to make appointment
Need to be 16 yrs old, application, and 2 hr. orientation.

Jesters Performing Arts Program 
Contact: Ms. Allison Ballard to provide hands-on assistance with the Jesters program, a multi-media performing arts program for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities.
Hours: Sat 9:00-1pm Sept 7 through December 7. 
All volunteers need to attend the Planning Meeting held each Saturday at 9:00; during this time, you will meet the team and receive some orientation before direct service starts at 10:00.
No need to make contact ahead of time unless you are wanting to make a 10-hour commitment or more.
For questions, please email Allison Ballard at
Location: University of Saint Francis, North Campus Auditorium, 2701 Spring St., 

Turnstone Center for Children and Adults w/ Disabilities
An agency that assists those with disabilities. They need our help with sports tournaments, including set up, serving meals, working concessions, ball runner, line judges, client interaction, clean up & working the score table. Tournaments begin about 8am through 7pm.  Dances and weekly practices included: Go to to view dates & opportunities
Contact: Beth Moody, HR Coord 483-2100 X245 or 
Check website and go to Signup Genesis for upcoming events   Go to, then support, then volunteer, and then sign up genesis.

League for the Blind and Disabled
5821 South Anthony Blvd.
Help clients w/ outside work, as shoveling, raking, gardening, washing windows.
Contact: Volunteer Director, Ms. Ellie Revolt @ 441-0551 X3116 for appointment

Special Olympics Help those w/intellectual disabilities participate in sports.
Contact: Donna Hazelett 402-1302 or Call Mrs Hazelett for appointment
Volunteers are needed Sept.-Nov. with Bowling, Jan-Feb. with Basketball, March-May with Track & Field, and July-Aug. with Golf.  Please consider helping out.


Euell Wilson Center
Tutoring students; reading, listening, & playing board games
Contact person: Mrs. Yorke – get permission slip from Pastoral Ministry
Phone number: 456-2917 at Center; Location: 1512 Oxford Street, 46806
Hours: nearly every Monday during school year; leave school at 3:30; tutor and read to the children. Return by 5:30pm.  This counts for two hours of service.
The bus leaves front office entrance at 3:30 during the school year- see schedule/weather cancellation
Summer Fun Fridays schedule on Pastoral Ministry bench.  Must have permission slip to ride the bus.   We will begin Aug 22, 2022 for fall semester.
Also Homework Help takes place at Euell Wilson Center daily during the academic year 4-5pm.     Contact Ms. Oceva Williams at
Euell Wilson Center, 456-2917                                           

Catholic Charities
Help children of Burmese population with tutoring, reading and cleaning Center
2019 Carterton Dr., 46816 (any mail to: CC, 315 W. Washington)
Contact: Mr. N. Cheng, Resettlement Director at 422-5625, Ext. 230
Center is open 2:30pm-5pm Tuesday through Thursday for Homework Help; 4-5:30 for older students; not in summer.
Also toiletries or usable school supply collection for CC can be organized by Saints!

 Catholic Charities Student Advisory Committee- on hold until confirmed
Catholic Charities is looking for students who are passionate about creating social equality. Catholic Charities’ Student Advisory Committee is made up of four students from each Catholic high school. The committee’s purpose is to share the Catholic youth perspective on pressing social and emotional concern’s to the clinical staff. The committee will meet throughout the year and complete one service project that addresses their concerns. If interested, please contact Nicole Kurut at by September.

Tutoring grade school students
Contact person: Principal Dennis Wiegman
Phone number: 483-8214 regarding Project Reads
Location: Queen of Angels Catholic School Hours: especially after school, call ahead

 Project READS (Reading, Early Assistance in Developing Skills)through Literacy Alliance
Tutoring children to develop their reading skills- sites throughout city
Program runs from late September through late April.
Volunteers serve one hour per week at their site. Training provided.
It is suggested you sign up as a pair and work together so the child that needs assistance is never without a ‘buddy.’
Contact: website for applications, or call Ms. Deb Dutton at 423-6447 Extension: 2924 . Contact Nicole, Service Coordinator to apply

 Tutoring grade school students at Northwood Middle School
Tutoring middle school students with English and Math skills
Contact person: Principal Lyndsey Baumgartner
Phone number: 467-2932 Location: Northwood Middle School, 1201 E. Washington Center Road, across from Dwenger, then to media center
Hours: Tu, W, Th 3:00 to 4:00pm in school year- call ahead

Project Linus: an effort to make full size blankets that are donated to those in grief, illness as Hospice.
See Mrs. Yorke, in Pastoral Ministry,  some materials are available

GiGi’s Playhouse: A Down Syndrome Achievement Center:
To assist clients in their programs as instructed by the Program Coordinator including literacy and math tutoring. Contact: Christine
Location: 6081 N. Clinton, 482-7529 Hours: 10-6 and various Saturdays
Within walking distance of Dwenger!!  MUST CALL FIRST!


“We must know how to suppress the self and how to emphasize the unity, the social nature of man...our own welfare is our brothers’ welfare; it is that of others, of all men.” Saint Pope John XXIII

 Parkview Hospital & Parkview North Hospital
They now ask all volunteers be 18 years old or more; see website

 Lutheran Hospital – on hold til confirmed
To provide service to patients and/or support for staff. Student strengths, interests, & availability are matched with hospital needs.
Students are required to work a minimum of 40 hours within 10 weeks.
Procedure: interview, application, two hour orientation each month (about 30minutes on location, 2hrs online), 2TB tests, 2 MMR document, drug tests, uniform ($9.25).
Contact person: Ms. Carmen Ballard, Phone number: 435-7028 or
Location: 7950 W. Jefferson, on lower level, go to Volunteer Services
Hours: Monday through Friday 8am-5pm, call first

Veteran Affairs Norther IN Health Care System
Students will escort veterans, assemble hygiene kits, organize supplies, and host Soldiers’ Angels program by passing out coffee with gratitude.
Plan several weeks to prepare to volunteer with parental permission. Ages: 13 -18yo
Call Fort Wayne Campus: 260-4601435 and ask for Luther Green or Natasha McClanahan
Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 4:00 pm.

American Red Cross of Northeast Indiana
Helps communities in emergency: To help with light office work, clean equipment, and help with special events and projects- call first
Phone number: 317-886-8508 to volunteer      Location: 1212 E. California Rd., 46825
Hours: after school weekdays until 4:30pm; summer 8-4:30pm, no wkends

Children’s Hope Hospitality House
To assist with light housekeeping, pantry cleaning, outside work, baking, painting -- call first to make appointment
Contact person:  Ms. Leah Smitley
Location: 7922 W. Jefferson Blvd., 46804: and 2510 E. DuPont Rd. Suite #105 (four guest rooms)
Phone: 459-8550
Hours: Monday thru Saturday hours until 4:30pm; must call in advance
“If you want peace, work for justice.”  Pope Paul VI              


Community Harvest Food Bank
Work in Community Cupboard sorting food, stocking shelves, distribution on Saturday. Also bagging produce, packing bags of food
Contact person: Mr. Adam Roby, Volunteer Manager, use  website to make appointment – go to volunteer, click to register, most use “Tillman Road Volunteer Crew”
Location: 999 E. Tillman Rd,
Hours: 8:30am-4pm., (Sat. 7:30am-10:30am. Must stay entire time on Saturday.)  

St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen
Cut up vegetables, & cleaning
Contact person: Mrs. Dee Kumfer, at her home, 422-4968 for weekday appointments ONLY in late summer for harvest.
Location: St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1101 S. Lafayette, Mrs. Diane Day, 426-1217
Wkend hours: 9am-12 pm Saturday; 9:00-12pm Sunday; taking appointments for 4 wks in advance.

Associated Churches Food Bank - Volunteers welcome to help in our warehouse and our events! 602 E. Wayne St. 46802 , Help to sort and box various food items at the Associated Churches warehouse; National Assoc of Letter Carriers' Food Drive, second weekend of May, help needed at various Post Offices; Father’s Day 5K, Saturday, June 15 -  Currently looking for volunteers!  (Maybe a group would like to help with set/up, tear/down; sign up here Hours: Monday through Thurs. 8-3, Friday 8-12, call to schedule w/ friends Contact person: Kelley Bawmann 422-3528 or  to schedule.  website: for more details

Miss Virginia’s Food Pantry
Location: 1312 S Hanna St. 46802
Contact: Mr. Greg Witte   Hours: Tuesday 9:30am-1:00pm, and Wednesday 9:30am to 1:00 pm  or call Mr Witte at 260-450-3575 (his cell)
Help needed especially in the summer, please make appointment on line  or
In need of a peanut butter drive, & canned food drives!!

 Franciscan Center Assist with Sack Lunch Ministry: preparing and distributing food to the poor and homeless; sorting, distributing food; individual neighborhood collections of toiletries, canned goods.
Dinner auction on Saturday, in Oct - call ahead to Franciscan Center;
Contact person:   Tony Ley, cell: 710-3985
Phone number: 744-3977 Location: 1015 Maple Grove, 46806; Hours: Tuesday, Thurs 9-11; Sat 8-10am; summer M-Th 9-3pm.

Franciscan Center Thrift Shop:  Help to organize and sort donated items.
Location: 925 E Coliseum Blvd.  4430 Coldwater, and Getz and Jefferson   www.FranciscanCenterThriftShop...
Contact: the Thrift shop via website Do not come without appointment!!!

 Breakpoint & Head Start  - on hold until confirmation
This agency provides quality preschool service to families. They are asking for help w/ office work as stuffing envelopes, filing and other clerical functions.  Also to help within the Head Start preschool program with preparation of bulletin boards, reading to children in the classroom and assisting teachers with preparing classroom materials. M-F 7:30am-5pm. Contact: Deanna Backman, Ed Manager, c. 760-1616, p.420-2833, ext. 220. Check website for all six locations. Email:  to schedule apt.
Location: 227 E. Washington Contact: 423-3546, Deanna, x220

 Mustard Seed Furniture Bank of Ft. Wayne, Inc.
Assist in sorting items, restocking, cleaning, & organizing. Work as a team is welcome. Call before you come.
Required: Need signed permission slip from Mustard Seed at time of service.
Contact person: Jennifer, Donation Coordinator at
Phone number: 471-5802 Ext 103 Location: 3636 Illinois Road (between Hillegas & Jefferson Blvd); Hours: Mon - Fri 10am -4pm. Call for appointment. 

St. Peter’s Church Food Pantry – St. Vincent de Paul
518 De Wald, 744-2765
Contact: Mrs. Julie Workmen at 418-2371 on her cell or
Come help restock, organize and clean, or help collect household items for pantry or any of the St. Vincent de Paul organizations through many local parishes.

St. Vincent de Paul Society - Thrift Store
Work in store to clean, sort donated items, move furniture, and hang clothing.
Contact: Mr. Mark at 456-3561 Extension 1; Hours: Sat: 9-3pm; weekdays till 5pm.
Sign in book at desk; Location: 1600 South Calhoun Street, 46802

Hope Alive
House for women needs help with outside maintenance Contact: Betty Kahlenbeck Extension 102
Location: 1747 N Wells (across from the old ‘Y’ on Putnam and Wells) and 1805 N. Wells, 46808; Hours: call Mon through Thurs @ 420-6100

ReStore for Habitat for Humanity
Hours: 10-6pm Mon- Sat; closed Sunday
Contact: Ruben Holcomb@ 470-4200. Extension 308 Use, go to ‘Get Involved’, ‘ReStore Volunteer, and give personnel info to schedule yourself. MUST have appointment.
Location: 4747 Lima Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46808

Salvation Army- 2001 N. Clinton Street
Red Kettle Campaign: students ringing bells on location (must be 18 yrs old to ring or 16 yrs if you work in pairs) Call 744-2311 …contact in Oct. through Dec. for ringing the bells or go to and pick times for 2 hour slot.
Call Jennifer Prichard for group work. Contact: Jennifer Prichard, Director of Community Engagement
Summer: Tues/Thurs 12-3 help in food pantry, fill orders, sort, and bag food
Thanksgiving-Christmas Eve: Nursing Home Visits – groups of 5 to 8 students can deliver Christmas gifts to the nursing home residents and visit. Pick up prepared gifts from the Salvation Army in early November. In December: help w/ clothing and food organization each Saturday.

 Ave Marie House
A day program for the homeless…students to assist with yard work, sorting, cleaning, & helping stock Easter shop & candy collection for St. Mary’s.
Contact: Mrs. Dottie Carpenter, Phone: 424- 3355 or cell: 705-1690
Location: 432 Madison (across from St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen)

Treasure House
Help to organize & clean donated items (work w/Rescue Ministry) at 5327 Coldwater Road
Contact:   Deanna to schedule at 426-7357 extension 127
Location: Hours: M- Sat 9am-7pm.
To help you must be 18yrs.old or w/parent; go to website, then help, the 18 y o or adult should register online as volunteer. Must be approved. Must have appointment

Creative Women of the World
A retail store selling third world goods at fair trade prices.
Need help w/ sorting, stocking, etc.
Location: 125 West Wayne, 46802, Contact:  267-9048 in office or website
No human methods will supply for the devotion and self-sacrifice of Christian charity.” Leo XIII

Warm A Heart Ministry 
Location: 100 W. Railroad St. , Waterloo, 46793
For those Saints in the Auburn area.
Serving dinners Tuesdays and Thursdays to underserved.
Contact: Ms. Toni Werner at 260-573-8188 to make appointment. 


 Martin Luther King Montessori School, Inc.
*Work with preschool students and K students in classroom activities
Contact person: Mrs. Greta McKinny, Director or Lindsay Rorick, Director of Community & Family Engagement
Phone number: 423-4333
Location: 6001 S. Anthony, 46816
Hours: 9-11:30 am, M-F, target the days we have off that they’re in session

 AWS Red Cedar-
Work w/children w/diagnosed disability in camp & therapeutic horseback riding, lead a horse for a week long camp, group projects, and community garden work.
Contact person: Cyndi Niezer, call 637-3608 to schedule – , download application, and then return to Red Cedar…fax: 637-5483 or email: 
Location: 3900 Hursh Road, 46845
Monday- Saturday. Hours vary.  Orientation, criminal check, drug test and TB test. Must be 14 years old to serve.
Scheduling flexible, but must complete orientation, drug test & TB test, paid for by Red Cedar.  

 Erin’s House for Grieving Children
**Center for grieving children and their families. Facilitator (one year commitment): to help children in group discussions and activities dealing with grief. You must experience tour & interview for position. You must be at least 16 years old and able to commit to one year of service, a 22 hour bereavement training program and twice/month evening session from 6:00 – 9:00 PM.
Houseparent: serve pizza and drinks/monthly, 5:30-7:30pm.
Help babysit the children (2 years old and younger) who are not old enough to participate in our peer support groups.  The time frame would be 6:30-8:30 PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays (pizza included) in September.  We would prefer if they were able to commit to coming twice a month on the same night if possible. For example, the 1stand 3rd Thursday of each month from 6:30-8:30 PM. That way they would be working with the same children and families.  But we are willing to work with their schedules too.  We don’t have a lot of children that fall into this category, but it would be so nice to offer this service to the parents and guardians who are currently unable to go into their peer support groups because they need to watch the little ones. Requirements:  Comfortable working with young children, ages two and under in a child friendly environment.  Babysitting and Child Care Training with the American Red Cross would be a plus.
Call ahead! Contact: Ellen, Volunteer Coordinator or email: ,
Phone number: 423-2466 X 106
Location: 5670 YMCA Park Dr., 46835

Cancer Services
**Students needed to help with summer camp for kids with cancer
(Camp WachaWannaDo). Assist w/arts, crafts, and various activities.
Contact person: Jenn, Program Director, call ahead Phone number: 609-3155, Hours: 9am-6pm 
Location: Camp Potawatami, 7255 East 700 South, Wolcottville IN46795
Hours:  Use www. or email
Students especially needed for the art barn & must be 16 years old.  Overnight counselors must be 18 years old.  Resident camp starts early June, 2022.

Blessings in a Backpack: Assist w/ sorting food items, packing and moving bins to classrms for elementary students. Location: South Wayne Elementary School, 810 Cottage Ave, 46807
Contact: Jerry Berghoff at 467-8100 Must call ahead to verify packing time & day
Normally 3:15pm to 5:15 on Thursday

CRS, Catholic Relief Service, create a fundraising project- see Mr.  Miles or Mrs. Yorke at BD

Vincent Village, a center for homeless families
Contact: Sarah Lance at
Assist with youth department 4-6pm from Vincent Village, and other projects on the grounds
Location: 2827 Holton Ave. 46806, near E Pontiac and S Anthony, basement of Old St Hyacinth Church.
M-Fri., especially with the art projects on Wed from 4:30pm-5:30pm…    fill out volunteer application and confidentiality statement and return by fax, email or mail. 

Timothy L Johnson Academy (local charter school)- on hold until confirmed
Location: old Village Woods School, near Luers, 4615 Werling, 46806
Contact: Ms. Dawn Starks, Principal, 441-8727
Tutor the children on Tuesday and /or Thursday w/ teachers in language and math.


The absence of personal fault for an evil does not absolve one from all responsibility. We must seek to resist and undo injustices we have not caused, lest we become bystanders who tacitly endorse evil and so share in guilt for it.” U.S. Bishops, ‘To Live in Christ Jesus’

 Pray the Rosary inside the BD Chapel
Contact person: Mrs. Yorke in Campus Ministry
Hours: Thursdays 7:20a.m. For student led rosary followed by Saints for Life meeting in Campus Ministry.
Count Thursday visit for 1 hour if present for rosary and meeting.

Pro life Activities via Saints for Life   Plan activities to support Women’s Care as participation in the Live Nativity the first Sat of Dec 2022, Catholic Charities funding projects against human trafficking and more; see Mrs. Yorke in Pastoral Ministry

Women's Care Center
*Students needed to baby-sit at the center while parents attend parenting classes when they begin.
Location: TUESDAY 5:30-7:30pm at 4600 W Jefferson, 46804; WEDNESDAY 5:30-7:30pm @ 921 W. Coliseum and at the Auburn location 333-7117 or email:
Phone: Mrs. D. Ensley at 749-9087 to schedule
Phone phone at Coliseum 483-8918; phone at Jefferson 203-5476 help needed especially in summer


A walk may be counted for service if it does not fund embryonic stem cell research and funds those in need.

 1) Local March for Life: counts for two hours of service Jan 2023 one for rally, one for the March.

2) National March for Life w/ BDHS and the Diocese =10 hours of service January 2023.

Note: any complaints from chaperones results in a zero and inability to use that for service hours, see handbook H.

No one has the right to feel hopeless. There is too much to do.” Dorothy Day

Strides of Hope Walkathon Fundraiser for A Hope Center
See website for details or call 422-3544, Michelle, interm director
Location: 6401 St Joe Road, Register online or at 8:30 on the day.  Aug  2022

 DSANI Annual Buddy Walk
Help enhance lives of people affected by Down’s syndrome, be an advocate
Walk 1.2 miles   Registration opens online June- see website.

 Annual Formula for Life: Building an Orphanage in Haiti, 5K or other fundraising;
Call: Dr. Amy Obringer at 399-7700 x 8210
Help the students from St. Francis University provide hope, nutrition and education and a home for children of Haiti who have no parents- with collections. The walk/ run is held annually on the campus of the University of Francis in early spring:
A bike ride TBA or 5K on campus depends on season.

Friends of the Poor Walk in fall 2022, funds St. Vincent de Paul Society, go to website for more information

 Live Nativity called ‘Journey to Bethlehem
An enactment of the village of Bethlehem will take place the first Saturday of Dec 2022 on BD Campus. Students  and student groups along with other parish groups are asked to sign up as different characters of the nativity scene, by dressing and playing the part.  Free will offerings are given to Women’s Care Center. (See Mrs. Yorke or Mrs. Cochran).