Our Lady of the Angels Province friar, Fr. Gerry Waterman, OFM Conv. serves the university community as the Catholic Chaplain for Syracuse University. Through his ministry, he helps to provide “dynamic programming that encourages community and faith-building.” In addition to celebrating Mass and facilitating the sacraments for the Catholic community at SU, the Catholic Center provides many opportunities for enrichment and service. One such weekly event is the Thursday Night Dinners, when every Thursday of the semester, the students and greater community gather for Mass, free dinner & dessert, and fellowship. On the last Thursday of the month, the evening includes one of the many Service Initiatives at SU; the Sandwich Ministry through which hundreds of sandwiches are made and distributed by Assumption Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen (an outreach of our pastoral ministry – Assumption Church) and the Samaritan Center on W State Street, in Syracuse.
Pictured Above: The first Sandwich Ministry event of the Fall Semester was held on Thursday, September 29, 2022. Joining the SU community were our Syracuse based FrancisCorps 24 Volunteers and Br. Tim Blanchard, OFM Conv., who serves in the Office of Institutional Advancement our St. Francis High School, in Athol Springs, NY.