Month: March 2019

Fourth Sunday of Lent Reflection – Sharing Life With God

In this annual series, current and former volunteers reflect on the Lenten Gospels and the Four Pillars of Faith-Based Service: Social Justice, Simplicity, Community and Spirituality. Presented by Catholic Apostolate Center and Catholic Volunteer Network. *** Fourth Sunday of Lent Reflection By Melissa Cedillo, Loretto Volunteers “…his father caught sight of him, and was filled… Read more »

Serving with Sisters Blog Series: Meet our Contributors!

Did you know over 40 Catholic Volunteer Network member programs are affiliated with communities of women religious?! In CVN’s Serving with Sisters blog series, five current volunteers will share their journey serving, praying, and living alongside these dynamic change-makers. Meet this year’s contributors, and follow CVN’s blog on Thursdays to hear what #servingwithsisters is really all… Read more »

Ignorant Bliss

By Lina Guerrero, Precious Blood Volunteers It was around 7 o’clock in the morning on October 10th, 2011 in Austin, Texas. I was seventeen years old and sitting outside on the porch of my house with our pastor Fr. Bill Wack, C.S.C. (now known as Bishop Bill, but I still can’t help but call him… Read more »

Third Sunday of Lent Reflection – We’re Standing on Holy Ground

In this annual series, current and former volunteers reflect on the Lenten Gospels and the Four Pillars of Faith-Based Service: Social Justice, Simplicity, Community and Spirituality. Presented by Catholic Apostolate Center and Catholic Volunteer Network. *** Third Sunday of Lent Reflection By Sarah Hopkins, Christ House “Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place… Read more »

Holy Pilgrimage to the Border

By Katharine Montemurri, Program Coordinator, Colorado Vincentian Volunteers On Valentine’s Day, a group of 18 Colorado Vincentian Volunteers, 4 staff, and a handful of community supporters gathered in our prayer room to pause before embarking on a profound journey. We shared what we hoped to carry on our journey and what we would leave behind…. Read more »

Second Sunday of Lent Reflection – Be Transfigured in and by Prayer

In this annual series, current and former volunteers reflect on the Lenten 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 Lent Reflection By Benita Owusuaa Amoako, St. Joseph Worker Program, NY “While he was praying his… Read more »

First Sunday of Lent Reflection – Facing Trial

In this annual series, current and former volunteers reflect on the Lenten 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 Lent Reflection By Mara Scarbrough, Bon Secours Volunteer Ministry “Jesus returned from the Jordan and was… Read more »

Story and Strategy

A Letter from the Executive Director This letter has many words and concepts, but it is really just about two things: story and strategy. I hope those two ideas stir something in you and open you to an update from CVN about what has been stirring in us. It is critical to understand why we… Read more »

National Catholic Sisters Week

CVN CELEBRATES SISTERS IN SERVICE This National Catholic Sisters Week, CVN thanks Catholic sisters for their witness, leadership, and commitment to faith-based service! For over 55 years, CVN member programs, volunteers, lay mission partners, and Sisters have served, discerned, prayed, and grown together. We invite you to join the celebration! Serve Sisters commit their lives… Read more »

How to Get Serious about Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

  Catholic Volunteer Network staff is engaging in monthly discussions on diversity and racial justice matters as we journey towards becoming a more inclusive, just, and equitable organization. We encourage CVN members to join us in this process. This month we invite you to watch this TED Talk titled, “How to get serious about diversity… Read more »