Year: 2016

Serving with Sisters: Natalie Brown serving with Benedictine Volunteers

Throughout National Catholic Sisters Week, Catholic Volunteer Network will share interviews with volunteers currently serving alongside sisters. In each post you will hear a little more about how the volunteers found their program and what they’ve learned from the sisters they work with. Today we feature Natalie Brown from Lisbon Falls, Maine, a graduate of St. Joseph’s College… Read more »

Serving With Sisters: Sr. Kathryn Press, former volunteer with the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Throughout National Catholic Sisters Week, Catholic Volunteer Network will share interviews with volunteers currently serving alongside sisters. In each post you will hear a little more about how the volunteers found their program and what they’ve learned from the sisters they work with. Today we feature Sr. Kathryn Press, ASCJ, from Atlanta Georgia, a graduate from… Read more »

Serving with Sisters: Candice Punzalan, serving with the Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart

Throughout National Catholic Sisters Week, Catholic Volunteer Network will share interviews and reflections from volunteers currently serving alongside sisters. In each post you will hear a little more about how the volunteers found their program and what they’ve learned from the sisters they work with. Today we feature Candice Punzalan from Fullerton, California, a graduate… Read more »

Serving with Sisters: Molly Trainor of Benedictine Volunteers

Throughout National Catholic Sisters Week, Catholic Volunteer Network will share interviews with volunteers currently serving alongside sisters. In each post you will hear a little more about how the volunteers found their program and what they’ve learned from the sisters they work with. Today we feature Molly Trainor from Pataskala, Ohio, a graduate from Franciscan… Read more »

Am I the Older Brother?

“My son, you are here with me always; everything I have is yours.”  Luke 15:1-3, 11-32     Reflection by Makena Clawson, Christ in the City        When we consider the parable of the Prodigal Son, we often ponder just that: the Prodigal Son. But what about the two other characters, the good Father and… Read more »

The Father’s Infinite Mercy

“My son, you are here with me always; everything I have is yours.”  Luke 15:1-3, 11-32     Reflection by Jonathan Sitko, Catholic Apostolate Center Staff        This Sunday’s Gospel reading recounts for us the parable of the   Prodigal Son. The importance of the message in this parable while we are in the midst… Read more »

Stepping Into the Shoes of the Prodigal Son

“My son, you are here with me always; everything I have is yours.”  Luke 15:1-3, 11-32     Reflection by Ben Neville, Capuchin Franciscan Volunteer Corps Midwest, Alumnus             The beauty of parables is that they provide relevance regardless of who we are or the time period we inhabit.  Now, I will concede… Read more »

Application Tips from a Current Volunteer

By Elise Fernandez As I prepared to confront life after college, I was faced with a bewildering array of options. While I was certain that I was being called to some sort of service, discerning exactly what program to choose was daunting. Below, I offer three tips for those who also feel called to bring… Read more »

Lessons from the Fig Tree

“But I tell you if you do not repent, you will all perish as they did” Luke 13:1-9     Reflection by Kristen Daniels, St. Joseph Worker Program Alumna          Today’s Gospel is one of the more applicable parables for those volunteering. The parable calls to mind one of my most difficult clients during… Read more »

Remember Who You Are

“This is my chosen Son; Listen to Him” Luke 9:28b-36     Reflection by Tom Carani, ECHO Program      “Remember who you are.”       It’s my grandpa’s favorite catchphrase to use when I’m leaving family gatherings.  He says it while gripping my hand and looking me straight in the eye.  His stare reminds me that… Read more »