The Community Service Corps (CSC) has been serving Delaware County since 1960. It is a response to the gospel call of Jesus to serve one another. This organization invites students to respond to the many needs of the church and community. O’Hara students take an active role in service projects throughout the year. CSC activities include:

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  • Big Buddy Program

    O'Hara students serve as a mentor or a "buddy" to 2nd graders from St. Anastasia, St. Dorothy, Our Lady of Angels, Mother of Providence, Sacred Heart, Notre Dame de Lourdes and St. James Regional schools as the students prepare to receive the sacraments of Penance and First Holy Communion.

    Moderators:
    Christine Tickman and Maureen Melly

    Meeting Day/Frequency: To be determined
  • Chester Rescue Mission

    O’Hara students go to the Chester Rescue Mission and feed the hungry and have a prayer service the first Sunday of every month beginning in October. Parents, Mr. Arata and Mr. Logan alternate driving to the mission. Students meet in front of the school at 4:15 and return approximately 6:15.

    Moderator: Sister Lucy Marie Schluth RSM

    Meeting Day/Frequency: First Sunday of every month
  • Divine Providence Village

    Each Wednesday, O'Hara girls have the opportunity to meet and bond with some special women from Divine Providence Village. Together, the girls laugh, walk, play games, color, paint nails, and indulge in some good old-fashioned "girl-talk." The ladies truly enjoy seeing the O’Hara girls, and they greet them every week with big smiles and open arms!

    Moderator: TBA

    Meeting Day/Frequency: Wednesday/Weekly
  • Golden Touch Club

    The boys and girls at Cardinal O'Hara reach out to men and women during their visit to Golden Touch nursing home. Students visit resident twice each month on Thursdays and do planned activities. Other students visit with patients. The visits to Golden Touch are a gift to all!

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    Meeting Day/Frequency:
  • Respect Life Club

    The Respect Life Club at Cardinal O’Hara High School is a group of young men and women whose goal is to educate others on the issues regarding respect for all human life. These students care for and want to make sure everyone’s right to life is protected from conception to natural death. The right to life is the most fundamental principle of human rights that leads Catholics to work towards a world where human life is respected and there is a greater commitment to justice and peace.

    Moderator: Katie Toenniessen

    Meeting Day/Frequency: Once or twice per month in Room 205

    Additional Opportunities for Involvement:
    • March for Life: Every year a group of students and teachers goes down to Washington DC to march onto the Capital building and peacefully protest the Supreme Court case Roe vs. Wade. We are sending out message to Capitol Hill that we believe abortion is wrong. This is a daylong event that starts with mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
    • Stand Up for Life Dinner: Every year Cardinal O’Hara attends this dinner, which celebrates life. It is a gathering of hundreds of people who want to help celebrate the Culture of Life. Each year there is a keynote speaker who addresses everyone present about why we came together and how we can spread our mission.
    • Pro-Life Leadership Day: Students go to St. Charles Seminary in Philadelphia to meet with other students from the area and talk about what it means to be Pro-Life. Students can ask questions to a panel of professionals to get new insight into what respect for all life is about.
    • Day of Silence: Anyone in the school can participate in this daylong event that not only happens at Cardinal O’Hara, but also nationally. Students give up their voice for a day to symbolize the unborn children who are killed before they are able to speak themselves.
    The Respect-Life Club also collects supplies for the Mother’s Home in Darby, raises money for A Baby’s Breath, and prays the Rosary outside Planned Parenthood.

  • Rosary Club

    Besides praying the rosary, we make rosaries and we send to missionary places outside of the US.

    Moderators: Deborah Neill

    Meeting Day/Frequency: Twice monthly
  • Sandwich Club

    The Sandwich Club meets on the first and last Wednesdays of the month immediately after school in the Freshman section of the cafeteria. The students make ham and cheese sandwiches which are picked up from school and delivered to shelters and the homeless of West Philadelphia.

    Moderators: Deborah Neill

    Meeting Day/Frequency: First and last Wednesday of every month

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