Service Opportunities

July 24, 2013

“Let us not grow tired of doing good, for in due time we shall reap our harvest, if we do not give up. So then, while we have the opportunity, let us do good to all.”   Galatians 6:9-10a.

Serving others is one way that we can put our faith into action. The opportunities to serve in our community are endless. The numerous ministries at Holy Family Church and the needs of our local communities provide various options for candidates and their families to find meaningful ways to serve together.

This page will be changing to be constantly offering new opportunities. During the second session of the first year, our families will learn about the two feet of Christian service. After that session will be a good time to make a decision about your service involvement.  Some families have embraced  this concept long before entering the Confirmation  process.  It is our hope that each household will be generous and find a good match for their interests and their calling from our God, who showed us that loving neighbor is paramount.

“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.”   Mother Teresa

There will be a Service Reflection due towards the end of the candidate’s second year.

 

Mission Trips 2017
In early Fall we outline our upcoming Mission Trips.  We attempt to have three opportunities:

For Middle Schoolers  (going into 6th or 7 grade or older) a local domestic Mission

For Younger High Schoolers  (going into 8th or 9 grade or older) a domestic Mission, somewhere in the US

For Older High Schoolers  (going into 10th grade or older) an international  Mission

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ONGOING

Union Station :  Union Station is a local soup kitchen.  We visit and bring dinner for about 50 residents each month on the fourth Wednesday of the month.  For more information.

St. Francis Center:  The mission of St. Francis Center is to serve homeless and near homeless families and individuals in the underserved neighborhoods of Greater Los Angeles in the manner of St. Francis of Assisi.  St. Francis center is located just west of  LA Live (about eight blocks), where many homeless people gather.  There are opportunities all the time.  Visit this link and volunteer as a family!  http://sfcla.org/volunteer.htm   There are several Holy Family parishioners who dedicate time and talent to the St. Francis center including Karl Holtsnider, William Griggs and Jay Krueger.  Jay would be willing to escort you to St.  Francis Center when he goes on the second and fourth Saturday of the month.  You may contact Jay at:  jaykrueger@hardrockers.com

September through May

Holy Family Toddler Coop: Do you love toddlers?  If yes, the Toddler Coop is looking for young people to join in the fun on Sunday mornings.  Training and direction for the ongoing ministry is from the Toddler Board. 

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“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.  Dr. Seuss

As we continue to develop  this page, we hope to add, a weekend mission project, Get on the Bus campaign, St. Joseph’s Table and the list goes on and on.  We welcome your suggestions and innovative opportunities to serve others.

“I hope you will judge yourselves not on your professional accomplishments alone, but also on how well you have addressed the world’s deepest inequities…on how well you treated people a world away who have nothing in common with you but your humanity.  Bill Gates

Generation On: http://www.generationon.org/

Do Something: http://www.dosomething.org/

Youth Service America: http://www.ysa.org/

Children’s Hunger Fund: http://www.chfus.org/ (Christian organization)

  • General Saturday volunteering, 9am-11 am: http://www.chfus.org/en/volunteer.html
  • Toy Wrap 2012 LA: http://www.chfus.org/toywrap-la

Elizabeth House: http://elizabethhouse.net/  (Christian Organization)

Pasadena Humane Society: http://www.pasadenahumane.org