Hands On + Hearts – IN
A Discernment Experience (for women age 18 and over) in Holly Springs, Mississippi
Aug. 28 – Sept. 1, 2017 / Sept. 18-22, 2017 / May 7-11, 2018 / May 21-25, 2018 / August 20-24 and September 10-14, 2018. (Travel days are the Sunday before and Saturday After)
Accompanied by Religious Sisters, the Monday through Friday experience provides a hands-on opportunity to assist those in need while discerning life as a sister. Participants will reside with sisters from various communities. Service projects include:
- tutoring children;
- assisting at a food pantry;
- cleaning homes for the elderly;
- repairing tornado-damaged homes;
- serving meals at a soup kitchen.
The only costs to attend are the travel costs to and from Mississippi. To learn more about this unique opportunity for women to discern life as a sister, contact: Sharon Glumb, SLW firstname.lastname@example.org;847-577-5972 ext. 233 (work); 601-291-6738 (cell).
Only costs to attend are the travel costs to and from Mississippi
Read a reflection from Ms. Libby Riggs, a Poor Handmaid of Jesus Christ Volunteer who experienced the Outreach experience in Holly Springs.
Mississippi Moves the Heart
Right out of college, I entered the Peace Corp, my heart has always gone out to the third world countries where there is so much need. A recent experience however brought me to a hault. As a part of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ Volunteer Program, I was offered the opportunity to travel to Holly Springs, Mississippi on a pilot mission program for the PHJC’s and the Catholic Volunteer Network in conjunction with the Southern Sacred Heart Ministries. The real beauty of this mission was that those we worked along side, those we worked with, all became community…there was no notice of age, race, religion, sex…but a sharing in one mission to serve and be served without question. While I participated in a short program last spring in helping clean-up from the tornado damage of late 2015, we were not afforded the opportunity to be as actively involved in the victims of the disaster since they were unable to live at the sight. This time, would be a totally different experience as we plunged into the lives of the people. READ MORE