Confirmation Service Projects
Confirmation Teens will participate in at least 3 Service Projects sponsored by Epiphany Office of Adolescent Catechesis and Evangelization during their year of preparation.
The purpose of Service during Confirmation preparation is to demonstrate the close relationship between faith and action. The Confirmandi can identify, develop and place his/her gifts and talents at the service of others. Service should be an intentional part of Christian formation from the time of our Baptism until the time of our Death.
Other programs require a set number of hours of Service. However, we feel it is far more productive for the Teens to participate in intentional,well-planned, service opportunities with time for follow-up reflections than to create a large number of hour requirements that have to be completed. The focus is to develop growth as a disciple who can generously identify and respond to the needs of others. It is this spirit which is an essential characteristic of Christian discipleship rather than completing an absolute number of service hours.
SERVICE PROJECTS OFFERED FOR CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES:
ALL SERVICE PROJECTS MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE May 1, 2016.
SERVICE PROJECT ESSAY:
All Confirmation teens will write a Service Project Essay on the service projects they participated in. The Essay will be written in class after April 1st. The Essay will be hand-written and at least one full page in length. The teens will be given 3-4 writing prompts to help them organize their thoughts. For Example:
- Catechist Dinners
- Catholic Charities Food Distribution Days
- Fall /Spring - Texas Adopt a Beach
- Fall /Spring - Habitat for Humanity
- Fall /Spring - Loaves and Fishes Projects
- Fall /Spring - Ballard House
Why we serve…
- State, in detail, the Service Projects you participated in.
- Discuss who you served and the effect on them
- Explain what you learned from this experience that made you a stronger Catholic Christian.
- State why you think Service to the Church and Community is important.
“In every way I have shown you that by hard work of that sort we must help the weak, and keep in mind the words of the Lord Jesus who himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”