“As I have loved you, so you should also love another.” John 13:34
“For I was hungry, and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me…whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:35-40
This new commandment of Jesus challenges us to actively love and care for each other; our faith calls us to lives of action and service by which we work to make this commandment of love a reality for those around us and for those we do not know. The Family Service program began in 2015 as a response to Jesus’ commandment: a way for families to do the work of the Gospels.
At each Family Service Sunday, Most Precious Blood families gather to complete a variety of service projects that support non-profit organizations in the greater Denver community, as well as those in our own MPB community. The materials and supplies needed to complete each project are provided at each “service station”. Families are invited to visit as many stations as time allows, complete a wide variety of projects, and learn about the organizations in our community who work daily to love, support, and care for the vulnerable.
How does it work?
Each Family Service Sunday begins with 9am Mass in the church. Immediately following Mass, families gather in the gym for a brief theological reflection beginning at 10:00. Families will then visit the stations where they feel called to serve. Families are invited to take a moment to learn about the organization they are serving before completing the project. After completing each project, families are invited to take a prayer card and hold the person who receives their particular project in prayer over the coming months. Families generally have time to complete 3-4 different projects each Sunday. It is our hope that these gatherings inspire your family to seek out ways to serve and live our Catholic Christian faith.
Family Service Sundays 2017-2018
November 12, 2017
February 11, 2018
If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Kate Rice (firstname.lastname@example.org)