There are various programs that focus on social justice, which is rooted in Catholic social teaching.
Social Justice Campaign
Each fall, Campus Ministry runs a social justice campaign that focuses on a specific issue. The goal is to raise awareness and educate our community, pray for healing and justice, and advocate for reform and change. The past two campaigns have focused on the migrant/refugee crisis and stopping racism.
During Advent, we participate in the Adopt-a-Family program. The Serra community Redwood City Catholic Worker by donating gifts, food and household items to families in need. Various clubs, academic classes, teams and homerooms adopt families and deliver the gifts before Christmas to Redwood City Catholic Worker.
Walk for Catholic Worker
The Walk for Catholic Worker is a Tri-School event that takes place in September. Funds are raised to support San Bruno Catholic Worker. Students meet at Mercy High School and walk to the San Bruno Catholic Worker House. This act of support and solidarity for the unemployed, addicted, immigrant, abused and poor of San Bruno is a testament to our faith tradition.
During Lent, we support the Generation Alive program, which was founded by retired San Francisco Giants pitcher Jeremy Affeldt. The goal of this program is to develop student leaders of change who are committed to justice. Our Padres raise money and assemble nearly 30,000 meals for the San Mateo County Food Bank. This directly serves the food insecure in our local community.
The Campus Ministry Student Leadership Team is a year-long program for senior leaders. The focus of the program is faith formation, leadership development, brotherhood and prayer. The team meets biweekly in the evenings. Students pray, reflect, journal and share with one another. These student leaders also lead freshman and sophomore retreats, Kairos, justice programs, and participate in our liturgical celebrations.