In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus tells us that one way to serve and love him is to help those in need:
“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
Then the King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’”- Matthew 25:34-40
United In Christ is dedicated to Jesus, and to having and promoting a servant’s heart. We hope that you take advantage of the many wonderful social justice programs at Boston College.
4 hours of urban service every week for the academic year
Contact: Council
A year-long program culminating in an annual spring break trip to struggling regions of the U.S.
International immersion and service trips
Contact: Kelly Sardon-Garrity at
Week-long winter break program engaging students in direct service in downtown Boston
Contact: Fr. Don MacMillan, SJ at
“The scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him [Jesus]. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written:
‘The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.’
Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him, and he began by saying to them, ‘Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.’” - Luke 4:17-21
Social Justice