Works of Mercy
Dear Parents and Students of Aquinas,
The Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy are ways that our Catholic faith has directed us in matters of service to God and His people. The Corporal Works are concerned with the material needs of others and the Spiritual Works are concerned with the spiritual needs of others.
Each student is required to perform at least 5 Work of Mercy opportunities with a total of at least 10 combined hours. Three of the opportunities must be campus ministry sponsored and two may be on your own. To find campus ministry sponsored opportunities see the section below titled, "Works of Mercy Opportunities."
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Contact Mr. Lammers at firstname.lastname@example.org
Regular Monthly Mercy Opportunities
Pro-Life Holy Hour- Every Wednesday 6 pm - 7 pm- (Unlimited Volunteers) At St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church in the main sanctuary.
Masters Table Soup Kitchen- 2nd Sunday of every month, 10:30 am - 12 pm – (Max Volunteers = 10) We meet at the Masters Table Soup Kitchen to serve meals.
Pro-Life Family Rosary- 4th Saturday of every month, 1 pm - 1:30 pm – (Unlimited Volunteers) Pro-Life Family Rosary at Women's Preferred Health- corner of Pleasant Home and Davis Rd.- 1-1:30 Contact Mr. Lammers for info.
Game Days at Jud C. Hickey Center for Alzheimer’s Care- Every Tuesday 10 am to 11 am- (Max Volunteers = 4)- (A social facility for those suffering with mild to moderate Alzheimer's). Come meet us and play games with us. Activities may include: music, art and pet therapy; range of motion exercises; reminiscence games and activities; and recreation. ALL VOLUNTEERS: park on McDowell St., go to the backdoor and ring the bell.
One Time Mercy Opportunities
Lay Sod at St. Mary on the Hill- Saturday, August 10th at 8 AM- (10 to 15 Volunteers needed) We will be laying sod on the side of the church office where the rectory used to be.
Pro-Life Banquet Set-up- Saturday, August 17th, 8:30 - 10:30 AM- (Max Volunteers= 10) We will be setting up for the pro-life banquet in the Aquinas cafeteria.
Individually scheduled Works of Mercy
YOU MUST CONTACT THESE ORGANIZATIONS ON YOUR OWN
Jud C. Hickey Center for Alzheimer’s Care- Monday-Friday 7:00 am - 5:30 pm- This is a social facility for those suffering with mild to moderate Alzheimer's- Contact Tracy Joyner - Outreach and Care Coordinator, email@example.com - (706) 738-5039 to volunteer. Choose between various opportunities such as playing games, painting fingernails, giving manicures, just visiting, organizing closets, etc.
Alliance Hospice- Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm- To volunteer call Mrs. Arlene Rocabado, Volunteer Coordinator at Alliance Hospice at (706) 447-2461 or cell- (323) 627-3269. Aquinas students may assemble and transport fresh flowers to patients at nursing homes or Pinning Ceremonies for Veterans! Students can also help with administrative office work.
Bridge Ministry- Every Saturday from 11:30 am - 3:30 pm- Website: http://www.bridgecsra.org- This is outdoor volunteer project regardless of weather. A brief volunteer orientation will be held on-site on the same day you volunteer. Location: Under the Calhoun Expressway Bridge at 15th Street, downtown Augusta. Volunteers will help with food distribution, gift/toy distribution, ushering, & children’s ministry. To volunteer, call: (706) 210 5711 Tues-Fri between 9am-3pm or email firstname.lastname@example.org (20-30 Volunteers Needed)
ReStart Augusta- Website: http://www.restartaugusta.org/volunteer/ - This is a local nonprofit that builds and delivers beds to children, families, and veterans in our area who do not have furniture on which to sleep. Address: ReStart Augusta - 1500B Wrightsboro Road, Augusta, GA - Contact: Daryl Morse for more info (706) 469-2878 or email: email@example.com
Phinizy Swamp- Contact Mr. Lammers if you are interested in these opportunities
Visitor Center Swamp Shop Assistant: This role is very easy, if you like talking to people and don't mind working with money transactions. You will manage the Swamp Shop with merchandise sales and providing park information to visitors of the park. A staff person will always be available. This position is fun and very social.
ADOPT–A–TRAIL Volunteers: You must hike the trail at least once a month and keep it maintained by cutting back overgrowth, remove down trees, pick up litter and report anything that needs to be reported to us.
Other Campus Ministry sponsored Mercy Opportunities
Lead small prayer groups for middle school youth
Go to the March For Life
Catholic Social Services Thrift Shop
Salvation Army (soup kitchen)
Kairos Prison Ministry - write a letter to someone in prison, send baked cookies and pray for them
HomeWorks - Repair homes of the poor
Habitat for Humanity
Visit someone in the hospital
Visit or help at the VA hospital
Visit someone at a nursing home that has no visitors
Have a Mass offered for a family who has lost a loved one
Stand against an unjust law by writing letters to our elected Officials
Volunteer at Lyndale Special Needs Adult Center
Adopt a spiritual baby program
Visit the Berry Center
Go on a Mission Trip
Tutor another student who needs help
Lydia Project - services for women and girls suffering from cancer (thelydiaprojet.org)
Participate in "Box of Joy"
Pray a Divine Mercy Chaplet for souls at gravesites
Rosaries for a Cause
Pray for our priests and seminarians – send them a card
Lector or altar serve at Mass
Set-up and takedown for an event/Mass
Teach CCD class-Vacation Bible School volunteer
Blood donation at Shepeard Community Blood Center
Wounded Warrior Project
Miracle League Baseball
Organize a Can Drive or Spooky To Be Hungry – Collect non-perishables at Aquinas or your church
Contact Mr. Lammers for more opportunities