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Catholic Social Service volunteers

Love in action

By REBECCA FORD
Catholic Social Service

“Why not?”
“I just thought it would be fun!”
“It was a good way to get out and see a lot of people.”
“It was a way to help a friend” . . . “to help someone out” . . . “to help the community.”

These were just some of the responses given by the dozens of volunteers who helped out with the Catholic Social Service Wine Tasting Event which celebrated the Catholic Charity Centennial this past spring. One could judge the success of that event in many ways: the money raised for people in need; the good time had by all; the publicity for a good cause . . . .
From a coordinator’s standpoint, I must also add that, collectively, our volunteers were one of the best parts of the entire event—from initial planning to the final days of sorting, cleaning, and putting away. As an unknown author once said, “No one is more cherished in this world than someone who lightens the burden of another.  Thank you.” Now more than ever, volunteer gifts of time and energy are emerging as expressions of God’s enduring love in a weary world. According to the Corporation for National and Community Service, even as individuals grappled with lack of time, financial instability and economic recession, the number of volunteers increased in 2009 from 61.8 million to 63.4 million—the largest single year increase since 2003. Across the country, the top four activities for service include fundraising, collecting and distributing food, general labor or transportation, and tutoring or teaching. Significantly, Kansas ranks eighth in the nation for volunteer service.
For Catholic Charities, volunteers are quite literally the backbone of our network. In 2007, volunteers made up 76 percent of the total workforce of Catholic Charities with about a quarter of a million volunteers and board members donating 7,571,708 hours of service!
This past year, two of our volunteers at Catholic Social Service were AmeriCorps members. Since 1994, nearly 500,000 AmeriCorps members have served with thousands of nonprofit organizations, public agencies and faith-based organizations to meet critical needs in the community. In return for their service, AmeriCorps members receive a very modest stipend and an education award to pay for college or student loans. We are presently looking people who are interested in the 2010-2011 AmeriCorps positions in Great Bend and Dodge City to help people and families who are experiencing economic hardship in southwest Kansas.  An ability to speak Spanish is helpful. If you are interested, call Pattie McGurk at (620) 792-1393.
Fred Kammer, former Director of CCUSA, tells a favorite story that took place in a Midwest diocese where Catholic Charities had established a home for single, pregnant women in the former convent of an active parish.
One Sunday after Mass, a man rang the doorbell of the home and introduced himself to the staff member who answered. He said he was a parishioner and that for several Sundays at Mass he had experienced a strong sense that God wanted him to volunteer at the home. But, because of his profession, he did not believe that he would be able to help. So he had waited to respond until, this Sunday, the sense of God’s call could not be resisted any longer.
The staff member asked what he did for a living. He said he was a computer programmer. He was shocked by how excited she became. A computer company had donated to Catholic Charities several computers, software, and the necessary accessories to create a computer lab in the home, but none of the staff or residents knew how to make them work. They all still sat in the boxes in which they had been delivered. He was the answer to their prayers! Soon, the computers were networked, the software installed, and the volunteer was teaching residents (and staff) how to learn computer skills, write their resumes, and prepare themselves for computer-related jobs.
Catholic Social Service isn’t looking for a computer programmer, but we are looking for a special carpenter/handyman to help us fix up a special place for the Teen Moms program. Presently, the Catholic Social Service office in Dodge City sits on a large and unfinished basement. We’d like to transform this space into a comfortable and cozy space for the Teen Mom’s program and store, for counseling sessions, and for some of our other programs and services. Do you know someone who could help?
These are just a couple of the volunteer opportunities available at Catholic Social Service. For others, please visit our website at http://catholicsocialservice.org/support-css/volunteers.
This year, as we celebrate the centennial of Catholic Charities, we also celebrate our volunteers whose gifts of time and energy lighten the load, give expression to God’s enduring love in a weary world, and make a difference in our southwest Kansas communities. Again, we must say “thank you!”

Past Issues

Feb. 10, 2019

Jan. 27, 2019

Jan. 13, 2019

Dec. 23, 2018

Dec. 9, 2018

Nov. 25, 2018

Nov. 11, 2018

Oct. 28, 2018

Oct. 14, 2018

Sept. 16, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: 2018 Golf Classic; student athletes; physically challenged; Leonard Stegman; Lesson in forgiveness; Sending us on a mission

Sept. 2, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Priest crisis; Scandal; Opioid addictions; Seeds of Suicide; Leightons; St. Anne; Vincke; seminarians; Dominican Sisters; Stewardship Conference; Dead Sea Scrolls; PSR programs; Roe V. Wade

 

August 12, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Prayer and Action; Totus Tuus; Janee Bernal; Diana Ramirez; Heidy Ramirez; Bishop Gilmore honored for 20 years ministry; suicide; contraception and abortion; Dead Sea Scrolls; Humanae Vitae; certification in youth ministry; Chuck Weber; Cathedral rectory chapel; Sister Viola Heichelbech; Adam Urban

July 15, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Immigration Protest/Rally; Faith and Light Fiesta; Seeing the Dead Sea Scrolls; Corpus Christi procession; Prayers for priests; Sisters turn 100; Michael Brungardt; Gerald Vincke; Massacre in San Salvador; Action for Alex 

 

June 3, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Parish Pray for Priestly Vocations; Appeal reaches $10 million; Gangs; Seminarians; Pam Willis; Why I like being a priest; Happy Father's Day; Patricia Lujan; Tyler and Rachel Bennett; Adoption Protection Act.

May 20, 2018
KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Track meet; Beloved Sinners; Benjamin Martin retires; Smiles; Future of Fortune Telling; Hoisington mission; DofI; Getting Equipped; Spring Social; First Communion; Confirmation
KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Track meet; Beloved Sinners; Benjamin Martin retires; Smiles; Future of Fortune Telling; Hoisington mission; DofI; Getting Equipped; Spring Social; First Communion; Confirmation

May 6, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Archbishop Romero; Seeing, Touching, Tasting; Exhortation; Father Patrick Conroy; Happy Mother's Day; A child on your doorstep; Vibrant Ministries Grant; From the heart of a young father; Love Gives Life; Roman Holiday; Smartphone; retirement
Fossil Hunting

 

April 15, 2018

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Easter Vigil; Angelica Village; Colorado woman; The art of anger; Cimarron Couple; Staats; Adoption; 

Father Ultan Murphy anniversary; Coughlan; Spiritual Advisor to Hoodlums; Woman of Courage; Oration contest; Darcy Feist  

 

April 1, 2018

 

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Defending Adoption; Led by the Spirit; Knights; ABC Pregnancy Center;
Memorial of Mary; Homeless; Relics; Down syndrome abortion; Chrism Mass

 

March 18, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: SKYAC; Aleksandr Men; Fasting for Priestly Vocations; Uganda; School for deaf; Rannah Evetts; Oberle; Rachel and Doug Trombley; Oscar Romero; Paul VI; DACA

 

 

March 4, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Fasting for priestly vocations; Father Juan; Fasting and prayer;
Quest Weekend 2018; DACA; With God, anything is possible; Homelessness in our communities; Rhubarb, Kansas;
What's the point of fasting; Rite of Election; same-sex couples

 

Feb. 18, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Catholic Schools Week; Rachel Doll; Ellinwood; Great Bend; Garden City; Ness City; Dodge City; Sister Rita Schwarzenberger; Nigeria; Bishop Hermes; Fasting for Priestly Vocations; World Day for Consecrated Life; 50th Anniversary St. Dominic School; What will life be like in 50 years?

 

 

Feb. 4, 2018

 

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: March for Life; Tracy and Ross Smith; Adoption; Vibrant Ministries; Faith and Light;
Pro-Life; Mortal sin to discard elderly; DACA; Abortion; Dreamers; Human Trafficking

 

Jan. 21, 2018

 KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Louise Korbe; Anne Frank; Miep Gies; Home Heat; Father Solanus

 

Jan. 7, 2018

KEYWORDS, PHRASES: Good news and kingdom living; dreamers; Sister Teresa Orozco; Infant Adoption; Elderly; a moral conundrum; seminarian; feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

 

 

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