Each Confirmation Candidate 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 Formthat 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 verifying all 25 hours have been completed by January 9, 2023.
Completed forms and reports may be submitted as follows:
Give them to your Teacher in Class.
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.
Be a teacher aide for our Religious Education Program. Monday or Wednesday from 3:30-5:00 or Wednesday from 5:15 – 6:45.
IHM’s Midnight Run: Help at a clothing sort, toiletry collection, and 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
Run a food drive. Prepare advertisements, set a date for the drive, be present at collection time, and help to pack and deliver food to the food pantry. Plans need to be discussed with the Religion Office before the drive begins.
Get involved with the Hope Community Services soup kitchen or food pantry. Call 636-4010.
Have a bake sale and donate the proceeds to a charity. Plans need to be discussed with the Religion Office before the bake sale.
Participate in a walk-a-thon...Relay for Life, Diabetes, Lupus, Cancer.
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 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.