SCHOOL OF RELIGION TEACHER'S AID. Assist in Religious Education classes on Tuesday afternoons or Sunday mornings. Since this is a weekly commitment from the fall to the spring, this service fulfills all of your community service commitment. Contact Therese Recinella, Director of Religious Education, at 202-449-3989 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
10:30 GYM MASS CHILDRENS LITURGY OF THE WORD. Fulfill your Sunday Mass obligation, earn service hours, and have fun being a role model for others by helping create a more meaningful worship experience for our youngest parishioners. The Children's Liturgy of the Word meets approximately twice a month over the school-year during the 10:15 Gym Mass. Children are guided out of Mass to experience the Children’s Liturgy, which includes modified versions of the Sunday readings and Gospel, a homily discussion and/or activity, and a modified version of the Creed. Requirements include: 1) attending one 60 minute training session (TBD) in the beginning of the year, 2) arriving 30 minutes before Mass for set-up and planning (9:45 a.m.) and 3) spending 20 minutes to review the week's Gospel and homily activity. Since this is a biweekly commitment from the fall through the spring, this fulfills all your community service hours.
ANNUAL HOLIDAY BAZAAR. The Holiday Bazaar is a long standing Blessed Sacrament tradition started by the parish’s Sodality to the Blessed Mother in order to raises funds for the Sodality’s charitable work. This year the Bazaar will take place on Saturday, November 15 from 9 AM – 4 PM. Volunteers are needed to help with moving tables, work kid’s games, serve coffee, help with the women’s' clothes and the White Elephant.
BSS CANTORING. A unique opportunity for Blessed Sacrament School students which permits students to lend their voices to school liturgies and other BSS events. This program fulfills 10 hours (half) of your community service. Contact Brigid Forcey for more information.
PARISH LANDSCAPING. A great way to get service started this summer, come out to Blessed Sacrament and help maintain the parish grounds. Contact Ms. Cleo Tavani, a Blessed Sacrament parishioner, at 301-656-7131.
GREG GANNON CANNED FOOD DRIVE PREP. A yearly tradition, the Food Drive collects donations from surrounding neighborhoods to benefit the hungry in our area. Lots prep work is need to pull off this event. Bag prep and distribution will take place the weekends of Nov 21-23 and Nov. 28-30. To help contact Pat Kavanaugh, Social Concerns Minister, at 202-449-3987 or email@example.com.
LIBRARIAN’S AID. Assist the Parish Librarian in the Parish Center Library. Contact Ellen Roth at 202-449-3974 or firstname.lastname@example.org
FACILITIES AID. Help maintain parish grounds and facilities. Contact Marty Lagoy at 202-449-4610 or email@example.com.
Mt. CARMEL HOUSE FOR WOMEN. 471 G Place, NW. Have you ever worked in a shelter before? Just as Jesus fed the multitudes of people, you can do the same. There are many opportunities for you to feed the needy as well as volunteer opportunities in other areas of this shelter.
CHEVY CHASE HOUSE. 5420 Connecticut Avenue, NW. A great way to say, “I CARE” is to assist with recreational activities (bingo, play board games), play the piano or other musical instruments. This is an elderly assisted living and nursing home. Please contact the Activities Director, Shelley Clayton, for more information at 202-686-5504.
BRIGHTON GARDENS. 5555 Friendship Boulevard, Chevy Chase, MD 20815. Elderly assisted living and nursing home. Help with recreational activities. Contact: Terry Adams at 202-966-6667.
MARTHA’S TABLE, INC. 2124 14th Street, NW. Volunteers help in the Day Care Center by serving food, playing games and organizing activities. Contact: Kim Lyons or Crystal White 202-328-6608.
McKENNA’S WAGON. 2124 14th Street, NW. Team of up to twenty can spend a part of a Saturday making sandwiches with the staff. A good family project is to make sandwiches at home and deliver to shelter. You may also go out on the wagon with adult supervision. Contact Kim Lyons or Crystal White: 202-328-6608.
NORTHWEST MATERNITY CENTER. Shelter for new mothers and children, also a day assistance program. You could baby-sit children and help with other work. Contact Jenny Graves, Pregnancy Center Director, at 202-483-2857 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRESBYTERIAN HOME (aka Ingleside). 3050 Military Road, NW. Nursing home. Assist with recreation program. Contact: Michelle Murry at 202-363-8310.
SO OTHERS MIGHT EAT. 710 O Street, NW. Team members will serve food they have prepared. This is a good summer project as you are free to go during the week. Contact: 202-797-7155.
BLESSED SACRAMENT SOCIAL CONCERNS OFFICE. Contact the Social Concerns Minister at 202-449-3978 for opportunities in outreach for the parish and in other communities.
BLESSED SACRAMENT YOUTH MINISTRY OFFICE. Contact the Youth Minister at 202-449-3987 for numerous service opportunities through Crossways Community Service and various other projects.