Category: Former Volunteer Reflections

Finding My Mission

“This is my chosen Son; Listen to Him” Luke 9:28b-36     Reflection by Sarah Raven, Good Shepherd Volunteers              Mission, witness, and identity are three overarching themes that can be taken from this text. It is important to note that what precedes this section of text is Jesus talking to his disciples… Read more »

Finding Strength in Weakness

“You shall not put the Lord, Your God to the test.” Luke 4:1-13     Reflection by Monica Patti, St. Joseph Worker Program in Orange, California      One of my favorite places to go during this mission year is Regina House, a retirement home for religious sisters. Regina House is so special to me because it feels like… Read more »

Service in Secret

“When you pray, go to your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will repay you.” Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18     Reflection by Caitlin Wolford, Urban Catholic Teacher Corps of  Boston College          Praise can be a wonderful—or difficult—expression to accept. It… Read more »

Threads of Prayer and Justice

“When you pray, go to your inner room, close the door, and pray to your Father in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will repay you.” Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18 Reflection by Dannis Matteson, Sisters of St Joseph of Rochester Volunteer Corps Alumni Reflection                 Prayer and justice go together…. 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 »

Advent, A Season of Service: Focus on Simple Living

This is the third 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.  Third Sunday of Advent “The crowds asked John the Baptist, ‘What should we do?’ He said to them in reply, ‘Whoever has two… Read more »

Advent, A Season of Service: Focus on Social Justice

This is the second 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.  Second Sunday of Advent “The winding roads shall be made straight, and the rough ways made smooth, and all flesh shall see the salvation… Read more »

Advent, A Season of Service: Focus on Community

Note: This is the first 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.  First Sunday of Advent “And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great… Read more »

Where Are They Now? Former volunteers working in homeless ministry

“Where Are They Now?” highlights volunteer alumni who carry out the spirit of service in different professions and ministries. This month we are getting to know some alumni who have dedicated their lives to work with the homeless. Hi! My name is Kurt Runge. I served as a Quest Volunteer in Gros Morne, Haiti in… Read more »