Immaculate Heart of Mary, Scarsdale NY, Religious Education

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Immaculate Heart of Mary Confirmation Program
201 Boulevard, Scarsdale, New York 10583
914-723-7323
IHMSCARSDALE.ORG 
 
Service Project Requirements
 

 

IHM Confirmation Candidates are required to perform a minimum of 25 hours of Service: 

Each Confirmation Candiate is required to complete at least 25 hours of service. Upon completion of the 25 hours of service, the student must complete and turn in a Confirmation Service Form that includes a Description and Hours completed for each service project. We also ask that the form include an explanation of their feelings before, during and after the projects, any changes that they personally experienced, how others were affected by the service, and how they intend to use these experiences in the future.

What is the deadline?:

  • The Service Form verifiying all 25 hours have been completed by January 10, 2022.

Completed forms and reports may be submitted as follows:

  • Give them to your Teacher in Class, or scan and email to ihmsor@ihmscarsdale.org.
What are some Service Opportunities at IHM
Please see below, a list of possible service projects for you to choose from to complete your 25 or more hours of service.  You may choose one and stick to it for the year or choose 2 or 3 projects of your choice.  Please remember, all service projects are voluntary, you do not get paid for them. Good luck to you.
  1. Be a teacher aide for our Religious Education Program. Monday or Wednesday from 3:30-5:00 or Wednesday from 5:15 – 6:45.

  2. IHM’s Midnight Run: Help at a clothing sort, toiletry collection, make food to be brought to the homeless in NYC.  You do not have to go on the run itself.  Paul and Susan Doyle   or visit website: https://ihm-parish.org/midnight-run

  3. Run a food drive.  Prepare advertisements, set a date for the drive, be present at collection time, help to pack and deliver food to the food pantry. Plans needs to be discussed with the Religion Office before the drive begins.

  4. Get involved with the Hope Community Services soup kitchen or food pantry. Call 636-4010.

  5. Have a bake sale and donate the proceeds to a charity. Plans needs to be discussed with the Religion Office before the bake sale.

  6. Participate in a walk-a-thon...Relay for Life, Diabetes, Lupus, Cancer. 

  7. Volunteer at the Greenburgh Nature Center.  Kerrilee Hunter, Supervisor of Education and Volunteers. Call:914.813.1835 or Email: 

  8. 914-722-1289. .

 

Why do we show our Faith in Action ?

Scripture says:  what good is it for one to say “I have faith” if the person’s actions do not prove it?  You are called by Jesus to show faith through action.  As you prepare for Confirmation, special focus is given to service to emphasize that you are about to enter more fully into the life of the church.  When you choose your service, think about the ways in which your talents and abilities can help others by focusing on the Corporal Works of Mercy and the Spiritual Works of Mercy.

The Corporal Works of Mercy are specific instructions given by Christ himself for the aid and comfort of those less fortunate than us: feeding

The hungry, giving drink to the thirsty, clothing the naked, sheltering the homeless, visiting the sick, visiting the imprisoned and burying the dead.

The Spiritual Works of Mercy are specific instructions given by Catholic Christian tradition by which we help each other grow in the Spirit: counseling the doubtful, instructing the ignorant, admonishing the sinner, comforting the sorrowful, forgiving injuries, bearing wrongs patiently, and praying for the living and the dead.

Possibilities for service are many, but you must develop an openness to being led by the Spirit and use your talents to serve others now and throughout the rest of your life.