September 2019 Service Opportunities - Volunteers Urgently Needed

We need your help!  There are several service opportunities within the parish that urgently need CYO volunteers.  Please look at this list below and see if you can help!

1) Saturday, September 21, 2019 - Service at the Transfiguration of the Lord Parish Supper & Substance  dinner for married couples at Transfiguration of the Lord Parish (on Elysian Fields Ave at Mendez Street) on Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 4:00pm-8:00pm.  Hilary and Deacon Lloyd Huck have asked for our help.   Sign up by September 19.  

2) Sunday, September 22, 2019 - Service at the St. Dominic Parish Family Day from 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM with Linda and Deacon John Pippenger.  Report to the cafeteria for assignments including face painting, running Bingo, etc.  Sign up by September 20.

3) Saturday, September 28, 2019 - CYO Car Wash in the schoolyard.  Volunteers work from 8:30am - 12:30pm.  The car wash is open from 9am-12noon.  Sign up by September 27.

4) The St. Dominic Parish School of Religion urgently needs classroom assistants to work with children in kindergarten, first grade, and second grade.  PSR takes place on Wednesdays in Aquinas Hall and the classroom assistants are needed from 3:45pm - 5:45pm.  Please contact me as soon as possible if interested in helping.


General Service Opportunities

The Gospel call to serve those in need, and a theme of justice and apostolic outreach are one of the core activities of youth ministry, and therefore, of the St. Dominic CYO.  There is at least one service project each month, often more.  These projects include both service for the needy in the larger community, as well as service to and for our parish community.  Community service projects have included home renovation with Rebuild Together, home construction with Habitat for Humanity, service at homeless shelters such as Ozanam Inn and the New Orleans Mission, tutoring at academically challenged schools, and work at facilities such as Second Harvester's Food Bank and St. Michael Special School.  Within St. Dominic Parish, the CYO serves at the parish auction, the fair, and the Supper & Substance dinners for married couples.

A special service project of the CYO is a periodic Mission Trip, a out of town experience to work with the needy and less fortunate in another community.  The 2003, 2004, and 2005 Mission Trips were to Catholic Heart Workcamps.   After the interruption due to Hurricane Katrina and our parish rebuilding, we returned to Catholic HEART Workcamp in 2011, and go annually.

The service hours accumulated through the CYO can usually be applied to the service hour requirements of area high schools, and to meet service requirements for the Sacrament of Confirmation.