Month: December 2018

“Prayer for Healing” – Second Sunday of Advent Reflection

In this annual series, current and former volunteers reflect on the Advent Gospels and the Four Pillars of Faith-Based Service: Social Justice, Simplicity, Community and Spirituality. Presented by Catholic Apostolate Center and Catholic Volunteer Network. *** Second Sunday of Advent Reflection, by Kevin Ruano, Franciscan Mission Service DC Service Corps “Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight his… Read more »

Voices Crying Out at a Conference

A Letter from the Executive Director You are most recognized for promoting service that transforms. But you also prepare volunteers to find their voices for leadership. That’s a great thing to honor during Advent. Two days into our annual conference in November, I lost my voice. After initial frustration, I actually became glad for the… Read more »

Living Simply – Lessons learned from a year in Bolivia

By Allison Reynolds, Good Shepherd Volunteers When I first learned I would be serving in Sucre, Bolivia with Good Shepherd Volunteers I don’t think I realized how different my life would become. If I could describe life in Bolivia compared to life in the United States, I would just have to say it is a… Read more »

“Ministry of Presence” – First Sunday of Advent Reflection

In this annual series, current and former volunteers reflect on the Advent Gospels and the Four Pillars of Faith-Based Service: Social Justice, Simplicity, Community and Spirituality. Presented by Catholic Apostolate Center and Catholic Volunteer Network. *** First Sunday of Advent Reflection, by Mara Scarbrough, Bon Secours Volunteer Ministry “Be vigilant at all times.” – Luke 21:25-28, 34-36 As we… Read more »

“Receptive Hearts” – First Sunday of Advent Reflection

  In this annual series, current and former volunteers reflect on the Advent Gospels and the Four Pillars of Faith-Based Service: Social Justice, Simplicity, Community and Spirituality. Presented by Catholic Apostolate Center and Catholic Volunteer Network.   *** First Sunday of Advent Reflection, by Amy Brandt, Franciscan Mission Service, DC Service Corps “Be vigilant at all times.” – Luke 21:25-28,… Read more »

“Trusting in God’s Plan” – First Sunday of Advent Reflection

  In this annual series, current and former volunteers reflect on the Advent Gospels and the Four Pillars of Faith-Based Service: Social Justice, Simplicity, Community and Spirituality. Presented by Catholic Apostolate Center and Catholic Volunteer Network. *** First Sunday of Advent Reflection, by Jesse Koch, Franciscan Volunteer Ministry “Be vigilant at all times.” – Luke 21:25-28, 34-36 When I first… Read more »