“For the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45)
We are called to be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ — to follow the example He set to love our neighbors, to serve the poor, and to use our gifts to stand for human dignity, promote justice, and help those in need.
You will find many opportunities to walk with and accompany other communities locally, nationally, and internationally through Campus Ministry. Teach children to read through our DC Reads program, serve the large population of homeless men and women in D.C., learn about the struggles of the urban poor and the work of the Church in Ecuador on a spring break immersion trip, or participate in any of our other weekly service projects.
Cardinal Service Corps
Cardinal Service Corps (CSC) are a group of undergraduate students who lead weekly service opportunities in the Brookland area. CSC members are passionate about service, social justice, and community engagement.
CSC Leader Applications are now live, Click the link below to the Cardinal Service Corps page to apply
Whatever your interest or passion, there are weekly service opportunities for you to get involved at Catholic University. Find out how you can help some of our neighbors in Brookland or in the wider D.C. community.
The Catholic University of America supports Social Justice. We seek to serve those in need, pursue peace, and defend vulnerable populations in line with Catholic social teaching. Explore opportunities to join with fellow students in promoting social justice through prayer, study, and social action.
Long Term Service
Many of our students feel the call to pursue a long-term service opportunity after graduation. These experiences give students another chance to grow in their faith and build bonds within communities.
The Service & Justice Immersion Program at the Catholic University of America exists to create transformational relationships; To build meaningful encounters that propel us to passionately work for the common good. By sharing in and learning from the lived experiences of our sisters and brothers around the world, we work to create bridges of solidarity between our campus and other communities, both far and near. We are challenged to integrate the values of the Gospel and the social teachings of the Church into our lives, and work to create a world that more closely resembles the Kingdom of God.
At The Catholic University of America, we believe every human life, from the moment of conception until death, is sacred because the human person has been willed for its own sake in the image and likeness of the living and holy God.
The Cardinal Cupboard is Catholic U's food pantry, which provides non-perishable food items to any member of the university community that is experiencing food insecurity.
The Cardinal Cupboard operates on the principals of social justice, inclusivity, accessibility, and dignity. Students or employees who find that they have difficulty purchasing adequate and sufficient groceries are welcome to visit the pantry to receive assistance.