Month: February 2015

Sheild of Privilege

By Matt WhalenCurrent volunteer with Cap Corps Midwest Protest march in Washington, DC, December 13, 2014 From 4-6pm at the Maria Kaupas Center (MKC), my ministry site for Cap Corps, there are on average 60 kids ages 9-18 inside the center at once. As we can all imagine, some days there seems to be complete… Read more »

First Sunday of Lent Reflection – Forty Days with the Four Pillars

“This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand.”Mark 1:12-15 By Jim Lindsay, Catholic Volunteer Network Staff Have you ever experienced times in the wilderness — you know, those occasions when we are in the desert — feeling lost?  Those times can be great opportunities to find out more about ourselves,… Read more »

Ash Wednesday Reflection – Forty Days with the Four Pillars

Lent begins today. This is a sacred and prayerful time for the Church. Catholic Volunteer Network has partnered with Catholic Apostolate Center to bring you a reflection guide that looks at the Lenten season through the lens of our four pillars of spirituality, social justice, simple living and community. Each reflection is written by a… Read more »

Lasallian Volunteers learn about Privilege while Serving a Diverse group of seniors in the Bronx

By Katie ChristensenEvent Coordinator, Lasallian Volunteersand Bryana PolkAssistant Occupancy Clerk, Lasallian Volunteers   Serviam Gardens is a fairly new and affordable senior housing development in the Bronx, NY, housing more than 300 residents in 243 units. The demographic make-up of Serviam Gardens makes this property extremely unique. A majority of the residents are Hispanic (Dominican… Read more »

Reflection on international aid

By Ben, Cap Corps Midwest volunteer in Nicaragua  When we donate time or money to a cause, we want to know that what we gave is making a positive difference.  We don’t want to spend time on things that don’t matter, and we don’t want to waste money.  I think that makes a lot of… Read more »