What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. James 2: 14-17
People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons. For some it offers the chance to give something back to the community or make a difference to the people around them. For others it provides an opportunity to develop new skills or build on existing experience and knowledge. Regardless of the motivation, what unites them all is that they find it both challenging and rewarding. Volunteering gives you the chance to vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in. It gives you the opportunity to be a part of something bigger than yourself and use your responsibility for the greater good.
“Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve.... You don't have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
God has not called us to see through each other, but to see each other through. Jan Foss
"I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world." ~ Mother Teresa
As mandated by the Diocese of Hamilton, all Volunteers at St. Joseph Parish must be screened to protect the vulnerable in the community. To learn more about the volunteering screening policies of our Diocese.
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