Serving others is one of the pillars of our faith. In Mother Teresa's wisdom, "We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty." Here at Aquinas, we strive to serve those in need in the Princeton community.
Some of the service opportunities include visiting the elderly, teaching CCD and tutoring children from the local area. Please contact Lorenzo Quiogue for more information firstname.lastname@example.org.
Loaves and Fishes
Loaves and Fishes soup kitchen serves hundreds of Trenton's hungry and homeless with hot food and drink. The soup kitchen features restaurant style service, where clients sit down and are served by volunteers, unlike other soup kitchens where food is dispensed in a cafeteria-like line. Aquinas provides interested students transportation to and from Trenton in order to help serve meals.
Melinda Renuart, class of 2018, plans to major in English and maybe get a certificate in Statistics and Machine Learning. She attended Walsh Jesuit High School in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio and, coming to Princeton, was surprised by how much she needed Aquinas’ spiritual support and community. This year, she hopes to bring Aquinas closer to God through service and social justice. Melinda runs on Princeton’s track and field and cross country teams and can often be found talking on the phone to her family in the Butler hallways, last in line for confession, or closing out Wilcox dinner. To ask questions or get involved with service at Aquinas, please contact her at email@example.com!