Service Opportunities and Clubs
(Acting Compassionately Through Service)
Following Christ's example and call for service, A.C.T.S. reaches out to the communities of MMC, Yankton and beyond, by volunteering our service to make a difference in the lives of others. Projects may include working with The Banquet, Thanksgiving Baskets for the needy, The House of Mary Shrine, yard work, winterizing, etc. Through ACTS, individuals can also connect to other service opportunities in Yankton, such as teaching CCD at one of the local parishes, or tutoring at the Boys and Girls Club.
(Collegians for Life)
Promotes the dignity of life from natural conception to natural death. C.F.L. promotes many activities including assisting the disabled, the elderly, the hungry, the lonely, new mothers, etc.-anywhere where we can help promote the dignity of life.
Liturgical Ministries for Mass
Participate fully and actively in Sunday's 4:00 p.m. Mass! You may share your talents as a gift or cross bearer, extraordinary minister of the Holy Communion, cantor, musician, sacristan, lector, or greeter. A training session is offered each fall to help prepare students for these various ministries.
Spirituality Groups for Men and Women
Groups meet regularly to help students explore and develop a deeper spiritual life. The groups address a variety of topics of interest to college-age students.
Each year, during Spring Break, we provide a number of opportunities for our students to serve others beyond the local area. Past service trips have included working with the poor in Mississippi, helping Habitat for Humanity in Texas and Louisiana, and assisting with tornado clean-up efforts in Joplin, MO. During Spring Break 2013 we will make a return trip to Joplin.
"Shout for your faith" as you travel in a group around the area leading retreats for Jr. High and High School Students. Our retreats consist of skits, talks, games, discussion groups, art, etc. All members participate in the "Promise to Protect, Pledge to Heal" program and fulfill all diocesan requirements for providing safe environments for children. A training session in September and practices for each retreat help prepare students for this ministry.
Other Activities include:
• Freshman Retreat
• Busy Person's Retreat
• Prayer Partners with the Benedictine Sisters
• Spiritual Direction/Pastoral Counseling
• Performances of the Living Nativity and Living Last Supper/Stations of the Cross
• Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, for those interested in becoming Catholic
• Service projects meeting local needs, fund raisers for charities
• Bible Study
• Leadership and Ministry Training