In the spring of 2017 Catholic Charities hosted a ‘pilot’ series of educational service projects in Fargo. We called these educational service projects “Mercy Works,” meaning both doing ‘works of mercy’ and that ‘being merciful works.’ The goal was to encourage others to learn about and help the suffering, even if they cannot commit to volunteering regularly. As it’s been said, no one can do everything but everyone can do something!
There were three educational service projects hosted: Ministry to those in nursing homes (Valentine cards and cookies made and taken to two nursing homes); Ministry to the homeless (care packages prepared which were distributed to those seeking shelter in the winter); Ministry to the imprisoned (interview and activity kits for residents who are transitioning back into the work force.
If you are interested in bringing “Mercy Works” educational service projects to your own church or community this fall please contact us. It takes just a couple people to make it happen!