S.E.R.V.E. – Summer Endeavour in a Redemptorist Volunteer Experience
S.E.R.V.E. in an opportunity for 6 young men and women (age 19-30) to deepen their Christian Faith through fostering a sense of mission, service, prayer and spirituality in a Christian Community rooted in the Spirituality of St. Alphonsus Liguori and in the Redemptorist Charism. Through common prayer, community living, spiritual formation, service in social agencies in Toronto, Eucharist, discussion and social activities, participants have an opportunity to encounter Christ in themselves and learn how to bring Christ to others.
Redeemer House (151 McCaul Street, Toronto) will be home for the month of S.E.R.V.E.. We are located in downtown Toronto, beside St. Patrick’s Church, the National Shrine of Our Mother of Perpetual Help, which is served by the Redemptorists.
Many young people today are searching in their spiritual life for a connection between faith and the needs of people around them. We see S.E.R.V.E. as providing an opportunity where young men and women can explore their faith and their call to serve in the context of Christian community.
As part of the S.E.R.V.E. experience, participants will be assigned to work at one of several volunteer agencies in the local area. Opportunities for service may include inner-city ministry, soup kitchens, shelters, ministry with refugees.
In order to participate, one needs to make application to the program by March 1, 2014. Application and reference forms can be downloaded here.