Here at JC, we love Christ by serving others with joy.
As Christians, we are called to engage in corporal and spiritual works of mercy.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph 2447 reads: The works of mercy are charitable actions by which we come to the aid of our neighbor in his spiritual and bodily necessities.242 Instructing, advising, consoling, comforting are spiritual works of mercy, as are forgiving and bearing wrongs patiently. The corporal works of mercy consist especially in feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, clothing the naked, visiting the sick and imprisoned, and burying the dead.243 Among all these, giving alms to the poor is one of the chief witnesses to fraternal charity: it is also a work of justice pleasing to God:244
Participating in the Flip-Flop Drive is a Corporal Work of Mercy.
Students and families are asked to donate new flip flops for children ages 1-14. There is a collection box in each homeroom. Students may earn one service hour for two pairs of flip flops. There is a limit of five service hours for this service drive. Flip flops may be donated until Friday, Nov. 6 prior to being collected by a representative from Cross Catholic Outreach for their Box of Joy program. Children in Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, El Salvador and Haiti will receive the collected flip flops at Christmastime.
Participating in the Rosary For Life is a Spiritual Work of Mercy
Calling all prayer warriors! Bring a lawn chair, face mask and rosary on Monday, Oct. 19 at 6 p.m. on the football field. The Alpha team will be leading our community in praying the rosary and storming Heaven with our prayers. Rosaries will be provided if you do not have one!
Participating in the Spiritual Adoption Program is a Spiritual Work of Mercy
Students will be given the opportunity to spiritually adopt an unborn child in their Religion classes. If a student decides to participate in this program, he/she is asked to commit to praying for the life of an unborn baby during the next nine months. A prayer card and name of an unborn boy or girl will be provided to students and families who would like to participate. Monthly updates on the development of the baby will be shared via email and during Religion classes during the duration of the nine months of prayer. As Christians, we are called to pray for those who are unable to pray for themselves. Join us in praying for the unborn babies of the world!
Please contact Mrs. Jennie Capezza at email@example.com with any questions.