S.E.R.V.E. – Summer Endeavour in a Redemptorist Volunteer Experience
May 6 to June 4, 2016 – Toronto, Ontario
S.E.R.V.E. is 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 prayer, community living, spiritual formation, service in social agencies in Toronto, Eucharist, discussion and social activities, participants have an opportunity to encounter the presence of Christ.
Redeemer House (151 McCaul Street, Toronto) will be home for the duration 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.
During the academic year, Redeemer House serves as the home to students preparing for Religious Life as a Redemptorist.
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, or long-term care facilities.
Many young people today are searching in their spiritual lives 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.
In order to participate, one needs to make application to the program by March 31, 2016. Application and reference forms can be downloaded here.