July 12, 2019
Saint Vincent College Campus Ministry recently embarked on a service trip to China and Taiwan. Led by Fr. Killian Loch, O.S.B., director of Campus Ministry, and Jody Marsh, coordinator of service, a contingent of eight Saint Vincent College students took part in the 12-day excursion.
The group visited Taiwan from June 20-26, performing service work at Immaculate Conception Parish and teaching at Guo-Tai Elementary School alongside students from Fu Jen Catholic University. They were also treated to sightseeing in Taipei and enjoyed traditional local cuisine.
From June 27-30, Saint Vincent’s contingent visited China, with stops at the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, the Palace of Prince Gong and the historic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, at which they celebrated Mass.
Students who traveled included Grace Alverson, C’19, from Sewickley; Sarah Centore, sophomore biology major from Canonsburg; Ande Greco, C’18, from New Alexandria; Zoe Leasock, junior biochemistry major from Somerset; Anthony Rihmland, junior biology major from Canonsburg; Rachael Schiafone, sophomore biology major from Ridgway; Hannah Schilpp, junior biochemistry from Pittsburgh (15229); and Shalyn Vukich, senior Spanish major from Beaver Falls. Br. Samuel Pinheiro, O.S.B., and John Torres, Saint Vincent Seminary student, also traveled.
PHOTO 1: The Saint Vincent College Campus Ministry contingent.
PHOTO 2: Fr. Killian Loch, O.S.B., traverses the Great Wall during the Campus Ministry visit to China.
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