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Christian Service & St. Philip Neri Club

 
“Brothers, when shall we begin to do good?”

2020, 2019, 2018 CRS Global Gold Level High School Award
2020, 2019, 2018 Presidential Volunteer Service Award
2017 Jefferson Students In Action Gold Medal
 
Our Mission is to create a meaningful impact in the world by serving the poor, the sick, and the marginalized.
• We answer the Cry of those in need and bring healing;
• We develop “Bro Care” packages for our OP brothers and other families; and
• We Speak Out and Act to stop the injustices of the world.
 
Service is integral to Christian witness. In addition to being encouraged to serve their fellow classmates and community at school, Oratory students participate in numerous service opportunities. Presently, we are in partnership with Interfaith Food Pantry to feed the poor and the homeless in our surrounding communities. Before COVID, we have also worked closely with our amazing Art Club on EMPTY BOWLS and served SHIP (Summit Helping its People), the NJ Food Bank of Hillsdale, Bridges, Covenant House, and many others based on the need. Beyond our immediate community, our students have organized activities to help benefit those internationally, for instance collecting backpacks for children in Haiti and school supplies for children in Guatemala and Portugal.

Many of our service activities are created by our students who conceive of the ideas and execute the events themselves. Oratory students are encouraged to look at the world around them and see where they can make a difference. They have been recognized for their outstanding service by organizations they serve. All Oratory students are encouraged to serve in some way, whether it be with their family, their church or at Oratory.
 
If you are looking to join a brotherhood, a team of friends who serve the Lord with happiness, then this Club is for you.