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Gaining a New Perspective- Alternative Spring Break

March 25, 2020

Each year, we look forward to welcoming a group of students from Michigan State University who dedicate their time, over their Spring Break, to participate in service and this year was no different.  On March 1, seven students and their adult advisor arrived at the Province Center eager to begin their week of service with...

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Sharing our Stories- Mid Year Retreat 2020

February 4, 2020

During the weekend of January 17-19 we held our annual Mid Year Retreat. This year we stayed local and connected with the Franciscan Volunteers: No Risk, No Gain.  The focus of the weekend included honoring the past, treasuring the present and envisioning the future. Retreatants were given the opportunity to look back over the first...

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A Time of Connection- Service Immersion

January 24, 2020

On Monday, January 6, four students from the University of Notre Dame, joined us for a service immersion experience during their winter break. This experience was a part of the Urban Plunge Social Concerns Seminar in which the students learn about many of the major issues that impact urban communities such as homelessness, jobs, health...

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RMC Day- Christmas in the city!

December 6, 2019

Today we decided to head into the city for some holiday fun for our RMC day and were happy to have Franciscan Volunteers: No Risk, No Gain join us as well! We stopped by the Christmas Village, Macy’s holiday light show, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and enjoyed a delicious farm fresh lunch at...

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RMC Day- Fall Fun

October 17, 2019

This past Tuesday, October 15 marked our first *RMC Day of the year! It was a beautiful, sunny day to be outside and enjoy the autumnal foliage at Morris Arboretum. We enjoyed each other’s company as we explored the grounds, admiring the various scarecrow creations and the impressive stickwork sculpture created by Patrick Dougherty. Following lunch,...

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Preliminary Applications for 2020-2021- Now Accepting!

October 17, 2019

We are now accepting preliminary applications for the 2020-2021 volunteer year. You can contact lmehalick@holyredeemer.com if you have any questions.  Thank you for your interest!

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Celebrations and Farewells

July 2, 2019

During the weekend of June 22-23, we held our RMC debriefing retreat.  This time is set aside each year to allow the RMC volunteers to reflect back over their year, prepare them for the transition of life after RMC, and of course have some fun! The first day, we had the opportunity to look back...

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June Retreat Weekend 2019- Being Present

June 4, 2019

This past weekend, RMC Jackie and I made our way to Sea Isle City, NJ for an opportunity to step aside from the usual routines and schedules to relax and reflect on the various seasons of RMC life.  On Saturday, we reflected on the beauty of God’s creation and took time to be present to...

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RMC Day- An Alternative Day of Service

May 13, 2019

For our third and final RMC Day of the year, we decided to head to Center City and volunteer with Broad Street Ministry‘s, Breaking Bread program and participate in their mission of radical hospitality.  We helped to serve over 285 guests.  Broad Street Ministry serves more than a meal 5 days a week, they also...

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Michigan State University Helps Us Celebrate National Catholic Sister’s Week!

March 27, 2019

We are grateful for our long standing partnership with St. John’s Church and Student Center at Michigan State University.  Their visit is highly anticipated each year. On March 3, we welcomed 11 students to the Province Center for their Alternative Spring Break experience. Over the week, the students had the opportunity to visit several of...

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