NCSW 2017: Celebrate Your Community
ÒThe respect for others which we learn in the family finds social expression in subsidiarity. To recognize that our choices are not necessarily the only legitimate ones is a healthy exercise in humility. In acknowledging the goodness inherent in others, even with their limitations, we see the richness present in diversity and the value of complementarity. Individuals and groups have the right to go their own way, even though they may sometimes make mistakes. In full respect for that freedom, civil society is called to help each person and social organization to take up its specific role and thus contribute to the common good.Ó Ð Pope Francis
A man comes to Jesus and asks that the unclean spirit be removed from him. Jesus sees the manÕs faith and casts the spirit out. What are some of the things we ask Jesus to remove from us so we can be Christ to others? Today we pray for our civic leaders that they recognize the needs of all the people they serve.
A central aspect of Catholic education is learning the importance of service to others. When students take part in service activitiesÑboth local and beyondÑthey demonstrate the values and faith they gain through their Catholic education and learn how to make the world a better place. When they observe how others serve the community, they gain an appreciation for how they can continue to serve others their entire lives.
¥ Visit a local nursing home and engage in activities with the residences.
¥ Put together care packages to send to active duty military.
¥ Visit military or veteransÕ hospitals and homes