Spiritual Life

Life in Christ: Charity

Whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.  (Mt 25:37-40)

Formed by the truth and nourished by the celebration of the sacred mysteries, the Christendom College community lives the faith in works of charity.  The College Chaplaincy and Student Life Office offer numerous opportunities to reach out to our brothers and sisters in Christian charity.


Works of Mercy

Pro-Life Activities


  • Shield of Roses
    Prayer and witness for an end to legal abortion by a visit to an area abortion clinic.  Once a semester, we have a greater witness with “Mega Shield.”
  • Front Royal Pregnancy Center
    Volunteer to help at this local center, which assists women with unexpected pregnancies and information about women’s health.
  • March for Life
    Every year in January, the College marks the infamous anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion by canceling classes to pray and march in Washington, DC, with thousands of Americans from all over the country. For more information, please contact the Director of Student Activities: marilyn.charba@christendom.edu

 Works of Mercy

  • Catholic Charities Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry
    Volunteer to help our local hungry neighbors by assisting at this Front Royal institution on Saturdays anytime from 10:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M.
  • Red Cross Blood Drives
    Help end the national blood shortage by giving blood at Crusader Gymnasium.
  • Tutor Local Youths
    The tutoring program is a great way to get or give the academic help needed. Through the program, students who need an extra hand in a subject are paired with an advanced student in that subject matter.
  • Nursing Home Visits
    Visit the elderly sick at a local retirement home.
  • Soup Kitchen/Meals on Wheels
    Help cook and serve meals at a local soup kitchen, and deliver meals to the homebound.

Mission Trips

  • Spring Break Mission Trips: Christendom provides various foreign and domestic mission trips over Spring Break as an opportunity for students to serve the poor and spread the Gospel. For more information, please contact Mr. Tim Cook at: timothy.cook@christendom.edu

Catechesis & Youth Ministry

Volunteer at St. John the Baptist Parish in Front Royal as a…

  • Catechist:  Teach religious education classes to children.
  • Youth Ministry Volunteer:  Assist with the parish’s high school youth group.

Please note: All parish volunteers who have regular contact with minors must comply with the Diocese of Arlington’s policy for child protection.

Charitable Giving

  • Sunday Collections
    The regular Sunday collections at Christ the King Chapel support the liturgical needs of the Chaplaincy.
Those involved in pastoral ministry will encourage teachers and students to become more aware of their responsibility towards those who are suffering physically or spiritually. Following the example of Christ, they will be particularly attentive to the poorest and to those who suffer economic, social, cultural or religious injustice. This responsibility begins within the academic community, but it also finds application beyond it. (Ex Corde Ecclesiae, 40)