The mission of the Society of Jesus, the service of the faith and the promotion of justice, points directly at the questions that St. Ignatius poses in the Spiritual Exercises: What have I done for Christ? What am I doing for Christ? What will I do for Christ? Our response is to serve Christ wherever he may be found, most especially in our brothers and sisters who are poor, aged, disabled, ill, in prison, or in any way afflicted. Every human being needs food, shelter, love, relationship, truth, meaning, promise and hope. Our students, “Men for and with Others,“ need to respond to the pressing needs of our world in love and service, knowing themselves to be the recipients of “grace upon grace” (Jn. 1:16) from God’s unimaginable love.
Our service program offers our students the opportunity to grow in their faith, to become men of virtue, men for and with others, knowing that “volunteer work with and for the poor helps young people to live in solidarity with others and find meaning in and direction for their lives. Service to others should become the habit of a graduate of a Jesuit school.