Christian Service Activities for Families & HS Students
Engaging in service with one's family can be a powerful opportunity for growing in faith. "When parent & child/teen together perform service activities, the child/teen sees the parent's capability, faith, & values in action. The cross-generational bond takes place not only in the service event, but also in the retelling of the event through the years." (Anderson & Hill, 151-152) Families of grades K-8 are welcome & encouraged to participate in Christian service activities offered (see link below). High school students (9 & 10) are required to complete 2 Christian service activities. For more information contact: Mrs. McSparron, Director K-12 firstname.lastname@example.org Mrs. Peplowski, Coordinator of Service Activities for 9th & 10th Grades email@example.com
High School students: email Mater Christi Religious Ed (envelope link above) With Your Choice in Service
Check The Calendar Below For HS (9&10) Service Activities & Their Availability Find the event that you are interested in volunteering and click on it to see if there are slots available or, to confirm that you are signed up for that service activity. If you would like to join that event, use the email link above (envelope icon) to make a request to Mrs. Peplowski.
FAMILY PROMISE OF THE CAPITAL REGION
Mission: To affirm the humanity and dignity of homeless families, and to engage our community in helping them achieve sustainable independence.
The Parish of Mater Christi is a Host Site for Family Promise
Two families of our Religious Ed Program are responsible for volunteering on Friday nights when the Family Promise guests are assigned to our Parish for the week (usually 4X a year). The first RE family arrives at the Parish Center with pizza, wings, and salad and sits down to eat with our guests (5:25-7:00 PM). The second RE family arrives at the Parish Center at 7:00 PM to socialize with our guests (talk, play games, read, watch TV, play in the gym, etc.) and leaves when the overnight shift arrives at 8:30 PM. The weeks that we are hosting Family Promise guests in 2019 are: Dec. 22-29 (RE 12-27-19) Feb. 16-23 (RE 2-21-20) April 12-19 (RE 4-17-20)
Family Promise Story on the Today Show
Mater Christi Brown Bag Lunch Program (click link below)