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Works of Mercy

Service projects are designed to provide those seeking Confirmation with opportunities to better understand the role that serving the needs of others plays in leading a Christ-like life, and living out the Faith as Catholic adults.
The Church calls on each of us to fulfill its mission of spreading the Gospel message and sharing the love God has shared with us through the teachings of Jesus. By completing your Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy project, you will experience a taste of the many ways the Catholic Church inspires us to love others, especially those most in need.
Students in the Confirmation program must complete 35 Hours of Works of Mercy to receive Confirmation. These hours are in the following categories:
       Total of 24 hours of Corporal Works of Mercy
that include 10 hours of Service to the Community 
                     4 hours of Service to the Physically Poor 
                   10 hours of Service to your Parish 
     Total of 11 hours of Spiritual works of Mercy 
that include 4 hours of Catechist/ witness of the Faith  
                   5 hours of Prayer/ Adoration/ Rosary 
                   2 hours of Pilgrimage or Station of the Cross