Category: Lent

Easter Sunday Reflection – This Man God Raised

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. *** Easter Sunday of Lent Reflection By Gina Morgese, Capuchin Franciscan Volunteer Corps – Youth and Family Ministries “This man… Read more »

Palm Sunday Reflection – Call to Service

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. *** Palm Sunday of Lent Reflection By Liz Fairchild, Holy Family Volunteer Service “Father, forgive them, they know not what… Read more »

Fifth Sunday of Lent Reflection – Heart of Contemplation

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. *** Fifth Sunday of Lent Reflection By Becky Kreidler, Franciscan Mission Service “Jesus bent down and began to write on… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Ash Wednesday Reflection – Don’t be a Lenten Hypocrite

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. *** Ash Wednesday Reflection By Nathan Jeide-Detweiler, External Relations Manager with Lutheran Volunteer Corps “Take care not to perform righteous deeds… Read more »

A Palm Sunday Reflection

By Anna Jeide, currently serving with Lutheran Volunteer Corps Palm Sunday Matthew 26:14-27:66 “Christ became obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.Because of this, God greatly exalted him and bestowed on him the namewhich is above every name.” The Palm Sunday text has always struck me as a bit strange, but… Read more »

Resting in Brokenness

By Greg Hamilton, currently serving with Jesuit Volunteer Corps Fifth Sunday of Lent John 11:1-45 “I am the resurrection and the life, says the Lord; whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will never die.” Today’s Gospel challenged my understanding of what it means to be compassionate. When Jesus learned that a loved one… Read more »