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Faith Programs and Service Opportunities



Faith Programs

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BCAA Illness and Grief Outreach
If you know of an alumnus/a who is recently deceased, please let us know so that we can send a card to the family. To pass along information about deceased or ill alumni, email the Alumni Association at: alumni.comments@bc.edu or call 617-552-4700.



Service Opportunities

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As graduates of a Jesuit, Catholic University we share a special commitment not to live for ourselves alone. We recognize that we are called to share our time, talent, and resources with the world around us.

It is a lifetime commitment—a commitment worthy of St. Ignatius' call to go "transform the world." The need is all around us. Here are just a few opportunities for service to consider:

Heading Home, Boston, MA

Helps homeless families transition into permanent homes. Needs volunteers to help move furnishings into houses.

Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly, Jamaica Plain, MA
Committed to relieving isolation and loneliness among the elderly.  Needs volunteers to visit elderly and help with events.

Ignatian Volunteer Corps, New England
This national organization recently opened a New England office.  It needs volunteers age 50 and older to make a one year committment to volunteer a couple of days a week at non-profit groups in Boston, Worcester and Rhode Island.

Other
Alumni outside the Massachusetts area should contact their local BC chapter for information on service opportunities.




Prayer for Loving Others

Lord, Make me an instrument of your love.
May I see each circumstance in my life
as an opportunity to grow in your love.
May I see my environment
as a place to grow in your love.
May I then take this love to other people...
When I am tempted to become impatient,
help me to be patient.
When I am tempted to become unkind,
help me to be kind.
When I am tempted to become jealous,
help me to be tolerant.
When I am tempted to become boastful or proud,
help me give you the glory.
When I am tempted to be rude or selfish,
give me the gift of gentleness.
When I am tempted to take offense,
help me to let go.
When I am tempted to become angry with someone,
give me the gift of forgiveness.
When I am tempted to become resentful,
give me your power to love.
Lord, grant that I may take no pleasure in criticizing others,
but that I may see good in them, as you do.
When I begin to concentrate on the faults and failures of others,
give me courage to praise their accomplishments.
Help me be loyal to those you give me to love.
Help me to believe in them,
even when they do not believe in themselves.
To expect the best from them,
but accept the best they can give.
May I always defend them,
as you always defend me.
All gifts and powers come from you.
All will come to an end.
With one important exception, the gift of love!!!
Lord, when I was a child,
I thought like a child,
I acted like a child,
and I reasoned like a child.
Now that I have become an adult,
I release my childish ways.
Amen.
(Credit: http://www.catholicdoors.com/prayers/english4/p02960.htm)




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