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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."

Please do not hesitate to ask for my help. I will be happy to help you get started.

In Jesus,
Michael Lammers
Contact Mr. Lammers at mlammers@aquinashigh.org

 

Works of Mercy Opportunities  

Works of Mercy Opportunities that are started now will count for the 2019-2020 school year.  Due to limited space for Campus Ministry opportunities, you must sign-up HERE before you attend an event.  Use the same form to record any other Work of Mercy by completing the Independent Works of Mercy section.  Each student who completes and records all of his or her works of mercy by the first day of school will be given a pass to be out of uniform for the December exam week.
 
Each student is required to perform at least 5 Work of Mercy opportunities.  They are to be completed and recorded on this FORM by January 6, 2020.  Below are some of the upcoming opportunities.  You may do your own as well. Contact Mr. Lammers for info.
 

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.

The Augusta Boucherie (Set-up)- Saturday, October 5th- The details of the event can be found at https://augustaboucherie.com. It is a community event focused on livestock harvest and educating the public about respectful butchering and the preparation of humanely raised animals. This event will benefit our local farming communities since it’s focus is also farm to table.   There will be a work day on Saturday Oct 5th from 8am-1pm. We will be making signs, building tables as well as preparing the pit for the barbeque (just to mention a few tasks).  Sign-up here: https://augustaboucherie.com/volunteer-signup/
 
Living Rosary- Sunday, October 6th at 6:45 PM- We need 20 people to fill beads for the Living Rosary at Aquinas High School Stadium. See Mr Lammers to sign-up.
 
Run Hard Race- Saturday, October 26th- Run Hard is an 8-week program is to help children in grades 2-8 understand their potential by working hard towards a specific goal. The children are trained to complete a 5K (3.1 mile) race while also focusing on a series of character values such as peer pressure, perseverance, wise choices, teamwork, etc. The program is designed to help the children develop a lifelong love for physical fitness and gain the confidence to pursue their goals. Volunteers are needed to help on race day which is Saturday, October 26th. Another possible Work of Mercy would be serving as a sponsor runner for one of the kids. Contact Kelly Miller (kelly@runhard.org) for more information.
 
All Star Kids Golf Clinic- Wednesday, November 6th- The clinic is designed to offer an opportunity for 40 children with special needs to experience golf in a whole new way.  The All-Star Kids Clinic is scheduled for Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 4:00 at The First Tee of Augusta.  We need volunteers.  Volunteer coaches, volunteer "buddies" for each child, volunteers at water stations, and volunteers in numerous other roles.  The types of volunteers needed are many.

See Mr. Lammers to sign up

 
The Augusta Boucherie Event- Saturday, November 9th- The details of the event can be found at https://augustaboucherie.com. It is a community event focused on livestock harvest and educating the public about respectful butchering and the preparation of humanely raised animals. This event will benefit our local farming communities since it’s focus is also farm to table.  On Saturday, November 9th there are three shifts: 6am-11am; 11am-4pm and 4pm-8pm. We anticipate needing about 20 volunteers during each shift to help with parking, checking in, trash, and the guest speaker tent. Students can sign up to volunteer at https://augustaboucherie.com/volunteer-signup/. Students need to write in the comment section that they are from Aquinas and the shift that they can work. Mrs. Dorothy Hanling will get in touch with you once we have everything ironed out and give more details as to what you will be doing. Along with doing a good deed, volunteers will be able to enjoy the event before or after their shift and taste the amazing foods!  Please be sure to sign-up at the link above and complete the Works of Mercy form.

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, tracy@judchickeycenter.org - (706) 738-5039 to volunteer. Choose between various opportunities such as playing games, painting fingernails, giving manicures, just visiting, organizing closets, etc.

The Salvation Army Soup Kitchen- 7 days a week/365 days a year- 11:00-1:00 or 4:00-6:00 at The Center for Hope at 1384 Greene Street. Volunteers 16 and younger must have a parent volunteer with them. Please call Alice Scavullo 706-434-3185 or email her at Alice.Scavullo@uss.salvationarmy.org

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 an 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 bridgecsra@nhwc.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: restartaugusta@gmail.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.

Lead small prayer groups for middle school youth 

Go to the March For Life

Catholic Social Services Thrift Shop

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

Special Olympics

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