Community Service
July 11, 2018

My community service work was done through my local parish. I volunteered in three ways. I helped at the good Samaritan house in downtown Denver, at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Parish with their youth group summer philanthropy, and I helped lead a Bible study for graduating seniors at the parish. The nature of the work allowed me to become very aware of the spirituality aspect of a commonwealth. Each individual I worked with had cultivated their spiritual life in a different fashion while living in the same community and added to the testimony of truth and goodness. My goals entering the internship was to have a lasting and positive impact on the community. Volunteering in the religious sphere has allowed me to do work that is not only positive and long-lasting but necessary and eternal. During high-school, I volunteered weekly at Cabrini as a peer leader and member of the youth group and fell in love with ministry and the fruits of the work. I believe that the Catholic church’s work with the poor is unparalleled and it has been an honor and privilege to have been brought up in the Roman Catholic Rite and to continue my work with the church into college as President of the Catholic Disciples at Fort Hays State. The bible study that I was able to co-lead had the greatest impact on me personally. The graduating seniors were the same young men that I had led in their confirmation their freshman year in high school. I was able to watch them foster an authentic community centered around service, brotherhood, and prayer. It is my hope that I have been helpful and useful to my community not only in terms of my work but as a leader in the community that helped shape me into who I am today.