SXU students commissioned for post-graduate volunteer service

Four Saint Xavier students entering year-long service programs were commissioned at the last Sunday Student Mass of the semester on May 5 in McDonough Chapel. All 2013 spring graduates were invited to be blessed at the liturgy and all who participated received a special symbol of commissioning. Special prayers were recited and sung for the four volunteers: Tara Becker – Good Samaritan Health Clinic, Savannah, Ga. (Mercy Volunteer Corps); Mike Wurster – Cottage Housing, Sacramento, Calif. (Mercy Volunteer Corps); Kelly Mihalik- St. Michael’s Association for Special Education, Ariz. (Mercy Volunteer Corps); and Santina Branch (undecided).

Mercy Volunteer Corps (MVC) is a full-time lay volunteer program offering placements in the continental U.S. and Guyana, South America for a one- or two-year commitment. Mercy Volunteers serve in education, healthcare, and social services. Volunteers commit equally to service, a simple lifestyle in community, and personal and communal spiritual growth. MVC is sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy. Please visit the Mercy Volunteer Corps website to learn more.

For more information about MVC and other post-graduate volunteer programs, please contact Sister Carol Mucha, RSM, at or (773) 298-4232.