Month: November 2019

A More Just World – 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. First Sunday of Advent Reflection by Brianna Ledsome, Current Jesuit Volunteer “Come, let us climb the LORD’s mountain…” – Isaiah 2:1-5 Gospel Reflection: The first time I really listened… Read more »

Staying Awake – 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 Mike McCormick, Former Augustinian Volunteer & Current Catholic Volunteer Network Staff “At an hour… Read more »

2019 Mader Award Recipient

Catholic Volunteer Network Honors the InterReligious Task Force on Central America with the Annual Mader Award The Father George Mader Award was created in 1989 to honor organizations and individuals that encourage lay men and women to serve others in the United States and abroad. The award is named after Father George Mader (1927 –… Read more »

2019 Bishop Francis Award Recipient

Catholic Volunteer Network honors Christian Appalachian Project Alum Mary McNamara with the Annual Bishop Francis Award Catholic Volunteer Network bestows the Bishop Joseph A. Francis Award on former volunteers that have demonstrated exemplary service to their local communities. Most Reverend Joseph A. Francis, S.V.D. served as Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Newark. He was… Read more »

The First Step

By Bud and Sue Ozar, Lay Mission Helpers  The following reflection is a notable entry to our annual Volunteer Story & Photo Contest. Each year, we ask our member programs to submit stories and photos of their daily life to celebrate the experiences of faith-based service. My husband and I joined Lay Mission Helpers in… Read more »