As we celebrate this feast of the Baptism of the Lord, we can study His actions at the Jordan River as a powerful example of servant leadership. We see in Jesus a type of leadership that is characterized by humility and leading by example.
Certainly, the sinless Savior did not need a baptism of repentance! But Jesus humbly made Himself one with his people to draw us to Him and create a relationship with us so that we would be open to His teachings and influence. As a servant leader, we also see that Jesus leads by example. He doesn’t just tell the people they need to be baptized. He shows them how and does it Himself to teach them. To lead like Jesus, we, too, must “walk the walk” and not just “talk the talk.” If we want those who we lead to be generous and hard-working, then we must show them how to do this by demonstrating generosity and hard work ourselves.
Immediately after His baptism, we learn of the powerful affirmation of the Father who opens the heavens, sends the Holy Spirit upon Jesus in bodily form, and says audibly, “This is my beloved Son with whom I am well-pleased.” Let us be filled with gratitude for our amazing God and be reminded that when we are grateful followers of Jesus and servant-leaders in imitation of Him, the Father will be well-pleased with us, too.
Citadel Mall Volunteers Needed
COVID-permitting, the Catholic Center would like to restore its full hours of operation, 11:00am – 8:00pm Monday through Friday, starting on October 1st. But for that to happen, we need to have enough VOLUNTEERS at the front desk to fill all the shifts! These shifts can be daytime or evening, for two or three hours depending on the person’s desires, generally once a week. The volunteers are the face of this wonderful ministry. You evangelize by your welcome, your smile and your conversations with people coming for Confessions, for Mass, for a visit to the chapel. Please call Karen Zecha, Volunteer Coordinator at the Mall, 719-573-7364, to volunteer or to seek more information.
St. Paul staffs the Soup Kitchen on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month (also the 4th when there are 5). If you can find time in your schedule to volunteer, please contact Nancy Daly at 719-635-7087.
Marian House Kitchen Volunteers Needed
As Catholic Charities transitions meal services to focus more on working poor and vulnerable families, seniors, and people with disabilities, it was the right time to drop soup from our name. So for now, we will be known as the Marian House Kitchen.
Shifts Monday through Sunday, 7:00am – 9:45am food prep, 9:45am – 1:15pm food service or a full day option of 7:00am – 1:15pm. For more information call the Volunteer Office Help Desk at 719-866-6559 or email: [email protected] or visit www.ccharitiescc.org/donate/volunteer
Client Services Intake Volunteers Needed
Shifts 10:30am – 1:00pm. Volunteers needed for Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Duties include greeting guests, providing basic service information and creating ID cards. For more information call the Volunteer Office Help Desk at 719-866-6559 or email: [email protected]