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A total of 3,046 members of The Catholic University of America community completed 352,627 hours of service, far surpassing the goal set by President John Garvey of 125,000 hours to mark the school’s 125th anniversary. Garvey announced the final number of service hours on April 10, 2012, during a Founders Day celebration in front of the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center.

The Cardinal Service Commitment, which began on May 15, 2011, was the cornerstone of the University’s 125th anniversary celebration. It challenged students, faculty, staff, and alumni to complete 125,000 hours of service before Founders Day, the day that commemorates Pope Leo XIII’s 1887 letter to Cardinal James Gibbons, archbishop of Baltimore, giving his formal approval for the founding of Catholic University.

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  • Walking Back in Time

    During Founders Week, historical walking tours of campus were a highlight.

  • Five Professors Share Memories of CUA

    Five longstanding faculty members of Catholic University came together on April 11 to help mark the University’s 125th anniversary.

  • CUA Completes 352,627 Hours of Service

    A total of 3,046 members of The Catholic University of America community completed 352,627 hours of service, far surpassing the goal of 125,000 hours to mark the school’s 125th anniversary.

  • University Announces Service Award Winners

    Eight individuals and three student organizations that made outstanding contributions to help achieve Catholic University's service goal received the Cardinal Service Commitment Award at the 125th anniversary celebration on April 10, 2012.

  • CUA Begins Founders Week with Mass

    University receives congratulatory letter from Vatican.

  • Student Organizations Honored for Service

    The Knights of Columbus, Gratia Plena, and the Bachelor of Arts Social Service Organization received awards for their commitment to service.

  • Cardinal Service Commitment Grand Total

    At 4 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, the University will reveal the grand total hours of service recorded by the Cardinal Service Commitment in honor of the University's 125th anniversary.

  • CUA Serves 127,000 Hours in D.C.

    This week CUA announced that within D.C., alone, it has performed 27,261 hours of service.

  • News Agency Reports on CUA's Service Initiative

    The Catholic News Agency published a report on March 22, 2012, about Catholic University's 125th anniversary and the Cardinal Service Commitment.

  • Students Surpass 125,000 Hours of Service

    Catholic University students have eclipsed the University’s goal of completing 125,000 hours of service in celebration of its 125th anniversary.

  • CUA Adds Second Mission Trip to Costa Rica

    In addition to sending Catholic University students to Jamaica to work with children and the elderly, Campus Ministry has added a second spring break mission trip, this one to Costa Rica.

  • Student Groups Contribute to Service Challenge

    Student organizations at CUA are engaging in a variety of projects to contribute to the service challenge, which started last May and ends on April 10. They include homeless food drives, mission trips, and raising money for cancer research.

  • 'Songs' Brings Musical History to Life

    On Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012, performers from Catholic University's Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presented "Songs of Old CUA," a nostalgic revue of music from CUA's history. (Video)

  • Feb. 12 Dance Party to Evoke Bygone Era

    Dancers will take to the floor in the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center Great Room on Sunday, Feb. 12, as part of the University's 125th anniversary celebration.

  • Video Trailer Announcing 'Songs of Old CUA'

    The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music in conjunction with the 125th anniversary of Catholic University presents "Songs of Old CUA," a multimedia musical revue of the University’s history at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012. (See video.)

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125th Anniversary Highlights

Mass of the Holy Spirit

GarveyCardinal Donald W. Wuerl, archbishop of Washington and University chancellor, and President John Garvey formally kicked off the 125th anniversary year on Sept. 1, 2011, at a Mass for the University community in the Great Upper Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

Cardinal Service Commitment

Homeless food runCUA students, alumni, faculty, and staff were challenged to complete 125,000 of volunteer service in honor of the 125th anniversary. Hundreds turned out for the 911 Day of Service, the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service, numerous service opportunities provided through Camus Ministry, and for thousands of individual acts of service.

Historical Exhibit on Student Life

Historical exhibit"A Home Away from Home: 125 Years of the Student Experience at Catholic University," was the title of an exhibit that was on display in the May Gallery of the John K. Mullen of Denver Memorial Library during the spring semester.

Aquinas Mass and Lecture

Father Brian ShanleyIn honor of the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rev. Brian J. Shanley, O.P., president of Providence College, gave a special homily and lecture reflecting on the influence of the University's patron saint. (Video)

Songs of Old CUA

Songs of Old CUAPerformers from the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presented a nostalgic revue of music from CUA's history. Songs not heard for decades were performed again in front of an audience of about 400 people, many of whom were alumni who came back to hear the old songs they remember singing during their years as students.

Founders Day Mass

Cardinal WuerlCardinal Donald W. Wuerl presided at a Mass of Thanksgiving in honor of the 125th anniversary of the founding of The Catholic University of America. In his homily, he quoted from a congratulatory letter from the Vatican.

Founders Day Celebration

Fouders DayBefore a crowd of faculty, staff, alumni, and students dressed in red CUA T-shirts, University officials announced that a total of 3,046 members of the University community completed 352,627 hours of service, far surpassing the goal of 125,000 hours to mark the school’s 125th anniversary.