Sharing Your Faith - Explore Justice and Service Opportunities
Explore Justice and Service Opportunities
Young people have a tremendous capacity for selflessness. In giving themselves through service and concern for others, they discover more about who thy are and about the unique gifts that God has given them. Tap into the idealism of your candidate by initiating participation in service opportunities or by expressing interest in what the candidate is already involved. Explore together the needs of the world (individual, parish, community and world) and how the gifts of individuals are meant to meet those needs.
Decide together on one meaningful service project in which you will both be involved.
Find something that calls forth the unique gifts of the candidate. Talk afterwards about how the involvement was a reflection of Jesus' mission of service.
Discuss options for further direct service or exploring social justice issues
Assist your candidate to find information and resources in expressed areas of interest.
Visit local service organizations and Catholic social ministry programs together.
Search scripture with your candidate and discover Jesus' teaching on the social issues of the time.
Talk about how they relate to the social issues of our time.
"This is our faith. This is the faith of the Church. We are proud to profess it in Christ Jesus our Lord."
from the Rite of Confirmation
Sent by Katie Dyer on Wednesday, March 14 at 2:00PM