Year: 2017

Serving with Sisters: Cheryl Rozinski

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 Cheryl Rozinski from Lansdale, Pennsylvania, a graduate from St…. Read more »

Serving with Sisters: Natalie Suzuki Pentkowski

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 Suzuki Pentkowski from Los Angeles, California, a graduate… Read more »

Jesus Did, So Can We!

By Adanna Adaka, serving with the St. Joseph Worker Program in Orange, California First Sunday of Lent Matthew 4:1-11 “One does not live on bread along,  but on every word that comes forth from the mouth of God.” Being raised in a Catholic household, I grew up hearing these Bible verses over and over again… Read more »

Ash Wednesday Reflection: Expect the Unexpected

By Katie Mulembe, Catholic Volunteer Network Staff and Franciscan Mission Service Returned Missioner My mission in Zambia turned out to be nothing like I expected. Before I left, I had spent a lot of time researching the country, learning about the current status of abject poverty and HIV/AIDS in the region, deciding on the best… Read more »

An Oasis Within the Chaos

By Kassandra Villarreal, Good Shepherd Volunteers Kassandra and fellow Good Shepherd Volunteer Allie exploring Los Angeles It’s so great to be back at the Good Shepherd Shelter after the 3-week long holiday vacation. Although it’s been a cold and rainy start to 2017 here in Los Angeles, that only means that we are slowly but surely… Read more »

Bloom Where You’re Planted

By Katherine Maloney, Dominican Volunteer“Bloom where you’re planted” is a phrase that no teenager with a lot of angst wants to hear. Yet, looking back, my mom was right – as she often is – about the necessity of and the joy that comes from immersing yourself in wherever it is that you are, rather… Read more »

Little Reminders

By Jenette Vogt, Christian Appalachian Project Volunteer It’s funny how God can work in your life sometimes. Just when you think you are starting to figure things out, he opens up all of these other paths and opportunities. Usually they are good surprises. Most of the time they just make me roll my eyes and… Read more »