Suggestions of opportunities for service at our Parish

  • Youth Group Krispy Kreme Fundraising—second Sunday of the Month. Set-up, sell, and clean-up. Sign-up at faith formation classes mcolombo@stocsd.org
  • Assist Fundraising selling Christmas Wreaths after mass mcolombo@stocsd.org
  • Teens to Tots—help weekly explain the Gospel to children during mass on Sundays
  • Phone assistance during Faith Formation sessions Wednesdays and Thursdays 4 to 6 p.m. bparadowski@stocsd.org
  • Helping with Prep for Middle School Retreats (Spring) jfry@stocsd.org
  • St. Patrick’s Day Corn Beef Dinner—set-up, serving during event, clean up, etc. kcasey@stocsd.org
  • Life Walk October 26—come support life issues at the SD Life Perspectives Life Walk
  • Holy Week Services—prepare the Church for services psalinas@stocsd.org
  • Aide in preparation for First Holy Communions on May 11 and 18 bparadowski@stocsd.org
  • Vacation Bible School—August 2013 tcolombo@stocsd.org

Confirmation Community Service Sheet

Homily of Pope Francis

Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Prison for Minors “Casal del Marmo”, Rome
Holy Thursday, 28 March 2013

This is moving. Jesus, washing the feet of his disciples. Peter didn’t understood it at all, he refused. But Jesus explained it for him. Jesus—God—did this! He himself explains to his disciples: “Do you know what I have done to you? You call me Teacher and Lord—and you are right, for that is what I am. So if I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have set you an example, that you also should do as I have done to you.” (Jn 13:12-15).

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It is the Lord’s example: he is the most important, and he washes feet, because with us what is highest must be at the service of others. This is a symbol, it is a sign, right? Washing feet means: “I am at your service.” And with us too, don’t we have to wash each other’s feet day after day? But what does this mean? That all of us must help one another. Sometimes I am angry with someone or other … but… let it go, let it go, and if he or she asks you a favour, do it.

Help one another: this is what Jesus teaches us and this what I am doing, and doing with all my heart, because it is my duty. As a priest and a bishop, I must be at your service. But it is a duty which comes from my heart: I love it. I love this and I love to do it because that is what the Lord has taught me to do. But you too, help one another: help one another always. One another. In this way, by helping one another, we will do some good.

Now we will perform this ceremony of washing feet, and let us think, let each one of us think: “Am I really willing, willing to serve, to help others?” Let us think about this, just this. And let us think that this sign is a caress of Jesus, which Jesus gives, because this is the real reason why Jesus came: to serve, to help us.

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