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“Tree Removal” By: Andrew Scala, Fiat Ventures

8th Sunday of Ordinary Time At 7 pm this evening, I scheduled a service event at an assisted living community for some middle school students of mine. I arrived slightly early to help set up crafts and activities for the youth to do with the seniors. After I parked my car and walked inside, I […]

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“No Prophets Allowed” by Melanie Blaszczak, Fiat Ventures

  “No Prophets Allowed” by Melanie Blaszczak, Fiat Ventures Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time  It’s a hot, humid day and you’re with a whole group of teens travelling to a place you have never been before. You’re driving for hours and wondering to yourself what is this week going to be like. When you finally […]

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Community Service: Joy or Burden?

Community Service: Joy or Burden?

Serving others in our community and our world and recognizing the face of Christ in each person we serve is answering Jesus’ call to serve “the least of our brothers”. Serving others can bring us great joy…but sometimes when we feel helpless, like we can’t do enough to help, or when we try to make time for it in our already overstressed and busy life it can be seen as a burden. So how can sharing in another’s suffering bring us to a deeper and more profound sense of joy?

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