Feed the Hungry and Give Drink to the Thirsty
Clothe the Naked and Shelter the Homeless
Visit the Sick and Those in Prison
Instruct the Ignorant and Convert Sinners
Comfort the Afflicted and the Sorrowful
“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a
stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me,
in prison and you visited me.
Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did
for me.” Matthew 26:35-36;40
“Works of mercy are charitable actions by which we come to the aid of our neighbor
in his spiritual and bodily necessities.” CCC 2447
“Christ has no body on earth but yours,
No hands but yours,
No feet but yours.
Yours are the feet with which
He goes about doing good,
And yours are the hands with which
He is to bless us now.”
-St. Theresa of Avila
When we receive the Holy Spirit in the sacrament of Confirmation we are strengthened in a special way that helps us spread and defend our faith. One way of spreading our faith is in our actions-what we say and do in our parish and community. Our visible service to those in our communities-school, parish, neighborhood, and the greater community-is a reflection of our faith, our love for our Lord Jesus Christ.
In this time of preparation, each student of Confirmation is expected to give some form of service to their parish and communities. To be a mature Christian means not only to “know” one’s faith, but to also accept the responsibility of acting in the name of Jesus Christ in our community. Service is an integral part of our life-long faith formation. Our hope is that by participating in the program each student will “step out of their comfort zone” and truly perform Works of Mercy.
EACH YEAR: 3 SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
The Service Sign-up page is a secure page and you'll need the password that was given to you at the Parent meeting in September/October to access it. Lost it? Call our office: 770-516-9699.
Note: not all service opportunities have an online sign-up. See the document directly above for specific contact information.
Service Opportunities List: To view the descriptions of the service opportunities before signing up CLICK HERE.