Category: Advent

“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 »

“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 »

Christmas 2016 – The Gift of Light

The Lutheran pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who wrote in WWII Germany, said of Advent: “The Advent season is a season of waiting, but our whole life is an Advent season, that is, a season of waiting for the last Advent, for the time when there will be a new heaven and a new earth.” Over the… Read more »

Advent, A Season of Service – When God Turns Your World Upside-Down

Catholic Volunteer Network and the Catholic Apostolate Center are pleased to bring you this Advent reflection series to support your growth during this important season. We welcome you to journey through these weeks of Advent alongside several of our current and former volunteers who serve as contributors for this series. We are constantly inspired by… Read more »

Advent, A Season of Service – Seeing the Face of Christ in Ecuador

Catholic Volunteer Network and the Catholic Apostolate Center are pleased to bring you this Advent reflection series to support your growth during this important season. We welcome you to journey through these weeks of Advent alongside several of our current and former volunteers who serve as contributors for this series. We are constantly inspired by… Read more »

Advent, A Season of Service – Fire and Water

Catholic Volunteer Network and the Catholic Apostolate Center are pleased to bring you this Advent reflection series to support your growth during this important season. We welcome you to journey through these weeks of Advent alongside several of our current and former volunteers who serve as contributors for this series. We are constantly inspired by… Read more »

Advent, A Season of Service – Focus on Spiritual Growth

Catholic Volunteer Network and the Catholic Apostolate Center are pleased to bring you this Advent reflection series to support your growth during this important season. We welcome you to journey through these weeks of Advent alongside several of our current and former volunteers who serve as contributors for this series. We are constantly inspired by… Read more »

Advent, A Season of Service: Focus on Spirituality

This is the fourth blog post of our Advent series. Every Sunday we will feature a reflection by one of our current or former volunteers. You can download the entire reflection guide here.  Fourth Sunday of Advent “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.” Luke 1:39-45Reflection by Elisa Raubach, current Maggie’s Place… Read more »