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“They don’t treat you any different because you’re homeless”
Joseph’s House, one of DSW’s closest partner organizations, was featured in a Courier-Post article about the life-giving services they provide. Started almost ten years ago, Joseph’s House provides help, healing, and support to those who need it most. With about 80 cots available, guests are housed, fed, and connected to social services to help them […]
Progress on 526 State Street
Donate or Sponsor this event Purchase Tickets here! Gift For decades the house next to the Volunteer House on State Street was abandoned and empty. One of our partners in ministry, Ed Zampitella of the Last Stop, bought it and gave it to the Oblates for use with student groups. Addicts and alcoholics in the […]
5th Annual Open House and Chili Cookoff!
RSVP for this event January 14, 2018 3 – 6pm 522 State Street, Camden NJ 08102 Prizes and bragging rights awarded Come to learn about our ministry and to eat delicious food
4th Annual Open House and Chili Cookoff!
RSVP for this event January 22, 2017 3 – 6pm 522 State Street, Camden NJ 08102 Prizes and bragging rights awarded Come to learn about our ministry and to eat delicious food
Meet the volunteers for 2016-17! Link to PDF: dsw-16-17-community-bios
Our First Fundraiser in Camden!
Join us for food, raffles, and a celebration of ministry! Supporters are coming from near and far to join us in celebrating DSW’s ministry in Camden and to support our Service Year Volunteers and the ministries they work at. Beef and Beer Fundraiser Event June 25, 2016 5:00- 9:00 pm Cathedral Hall, 642 Market Street, […]
We are Salesian Witnesses to Healing
I’ve heard that it takes about six years before you begin to heal from the loss of a loved one, before you’re really in a healthy place of peace and acceptance. I was walking to class nine years ago on the morning of April 16, 2007 when a Virginia Tech student was at that moment […]
Our 2016 Newsletter is out! It reviews the people and events from 2015 that contributed to DSW in so many ways, and has reflections from volunteers and the good works they were involved in. Check out the Newsletter here!
3rd Annual Open House and Chili Cookoff!
Join us for our 3rd Annual Open House and Chili Cookoff! RSVP Here Come learn what we do to LIVE JESUS in our neighborhood, meet our Service Year volunteers, and connect with our community Bring your best chili for tasting or come to be the judge Sunday January 24, 2- 5pm 522 State Street, Camden […]
Summer Intern Emily Makes a Camden Documentary
In 2015, we saw 6 college students at DSW this summer- each bringing their own set of talents and passions to service in Camden. Each intern chooses their own project or organization to work with- and Emily had a grand vision- create a Camden documentary. Something that gives a voice and dignity to the stories […]
Following our 2015 Summer Interns!
2015 Summer Interns For three weeks each summer, DSW hosts a group of dynamic and energetic young leaders who come serve with us to provide direct service to those in need and to learn from the residents of Camden. Coming from all over, our Summer Interns seek to make a difference and give back compassionately […]
Father Mike McCue Celebrating 25 Years of Priesthood
Celebrating 25 Years of Priesthood Father Mike McCue, OSFS For the past several years, Father Mike has led countless volunteer groups in meaningful and life changing service opportunities in Camden. Many Oblate high schools, parishes, and from colleges across the country have come to Camden to serve alongside us. Father Mike walks alongside many people in Camden […]
Paula Riley, DSW Advisor
Paula M. Riley is serving as an Advisor to DeSales Service Works. A parishioner at Our Mother of Consolation, she first experienced DSW when Fr. Mike McCue, OSFS was assigned there in 2007. Drawn to the opportunity to provide meaningful face-to-face service, Paula often brings her four children and organizes other family groups for service days in […]
Stations of the Cross
By Bernard Camacho, DSW Service Year Volunteer, 2013-2014 I was volunteering at the Cathedral’s sandwich ministry when Irma first gave me the idea of participating in the Lenten stations of the cross. Each year on Good Friday, the Cathedral has a living stations of the cross. We walk through the streets of Camden, reflecting on […]
Article Announcing Oblates Move to Camden
News article from the Catholic Star Herald in 2008 announcing Father Matt Hillyard and Father Michael McCue starting ministry in Camden. Read the full article here.
Susan Mackey Wins Holy Name of Camden Ministries Award
Susan Mackey Award Recipient Susan Mackey, Camden Cathedral Parish’s Outreach Coordinator, was honored by Holy Name of Camden Ministries last Tuesday night. An umbrella agency for Catholic ministry in North Camden, Holy Name of Camden Ministries awarded Susan with the “Reaching Out To Those In Need” award. When the Oblates arrived at the Cathedral in downtown Camden in […]