Many college students looking forward to careers post-academia seek experience to prepare them for the “real world” of employment. A growing trend that many universities and colleges have adopted which fulfills this objective is to offer a service-learning component to the class syllabus. A pedagogical practice that integrates service and academic learning, service-learning promotes increased…

“For over 50 years, The Village of St. Edward’s healing ministry has provided a continuum of care that values the sacredness of life and the dignity of each resident, whatever their stages of life.” This commitment to not only a continuum of care but a healing ministry is what distinguishes The Village of St. Edward…

Entering Calvary Cemetery you pull off a busy street and enter a winding drive that appears to bend and twist as far as the eye can see across 300+ acres of land. The noise from the surrounding neighborhood seems to dissolve into the background as you arrive at this place of peace, this holy ground….

(Names throughout this story have been changed to protect the anonymity of individuals involved). Miss Greene is 87 years old and a faithful member of a Catholic parish in Cleveland. With the exception of a cousin in Cincinnati, she has no family in the United States.  A number of parishioners who interact with Miss Greene…

What does it mean to create opportunities in Catholic ministries for all generations of our faith? Catholic Community Connection and its partners have been working to answer just that.  Over the past few months in discussions, meetings and workshops we have been working towards a model of collaboration that creates more volunteer, service learning and…

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