IN A WORLD
WHERE YOU CAN
Christian service is part of our lives, whether we realize it or not. The Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy are just that, service to others in many ways, shapes and forms. Your Service Hour Booklet is your way to keep track and reflect on ways you have helped (served) others.
You help others through the Corporal Works of Mercy at home, at school, while participating in sports, as a member of a team and spending time with your friends. You serve others during planned group activities, while participating in an organized service project, helping people on your own or with the help of your family and just by being kind.
Just as Jesus attended to the spiritual well-being of those He ministered to, the Spiritual Works of Mercy guide us to help our neighbor in their spiritual needs. Ordinary deeds and acts of kindness done every day to relieve the spiritual needs of others are true works of mercy, if done in the name of Christ.
How many hours are required? As a Child of God, you most likely do more than you realize in service to others. You may log as much time as you wish (there is no limit!) in your Service Hour Booklet, as long as the service is unpaid and you can reflect on your time as it pertains to one of the Corporal or Spiritual Works of Mercy.
Service is part of the mission Christ has asked of each of us. The joy we get from sharing of God’s gifts with others is part of God’s plan for each of us.
Your teacher will keep the booklets and you will have time at the beginning of class to record your acts of kindness for the previous week. Your Service Hour Booklet is due to the RE office by April 1.
If you have any questions regarding Service Hour requirements, please contact:
Josephine Bastianoni, Junior High Director of Religious Education