In Matthew 28: 16-20, Jesus commissions his disciples:
Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw him they worshiped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and behold, I am with you always, to the close of the age."
We can clearly see that we are called to action. Performing Works of Mercy is how we bring the mercy that Christ is offering into motion. In the same way that Jesus ministered to the spiritual and bodily needs of others, so too are we called to help out our neighbors in their spiritual and bodily needs.
Each teen enrolled in 8th, 9th, and 10th grade must complete 10 Works of Mercy hours each year.
Need Some Ideas?
Volunteer for Must Ministries donations center (intersection of Chastain & Bell’s Ferry Road).
Contact: Wendy Booth at firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer for St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store (2722 Main Street in Kennesaw) to help with sorting/pricing donated items.
Contact: Sandra Bryant, Store Manager at 770-919-1458.
Fun Night (St. Catherine of Siena)
An event where you will provide respite care for people with disabilities
Contact: Laura Fields at email@example.com
Volunteer at the Humane Society of Cobb County (148 Fairground St. SE, Marietta 30060) minors must be accompanied by a parent.
Orientation required. www.humanecobb.com
Volunteer at the Atlanta Children’s Shelter (607 Peachtree Street NE Atlanta 30308). Help with projects that support the mission of the shelter to provide free, quality day care, and educational curriculum for homeless children and social services for families focusing on long term self sufficiency of families. Website: www.acsatl.org Volunteer Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Serve at St. Francis Table Atlanta feeding the homeless. Based in the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception (48 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Atlanta 30303). It is open every Saturday with food prep at 7 AM and Service at 10 AM. Call 404-521-1866 to sign up for a Saturday.
Serve at Habitat for Humanity starting in September, St. Catherine of Siena is partnering with other area churches to build houses. (must be 16 years old). Contact Kevin Dunn for information email@example.com
Other Examples of Service:
KAH-Kids Against Hunger
Must Ministry-group activities such as summer lunch program, rolling cutlery up, cooking meals
St. Vincent DePaul-stocking shelves
Make rosaries & linus blankets
Clydes Kitchen-make lunch, collect & deliver fresh fruit, kitchen tour, make lunch once a month
Atlanta Dream Center