Name: Joseph Seidensticker
Parish: St. Charles Prep.
I have been very involved in service throughout my years at St. Brendan School. I have regularly participated in service projects and fundraisers to help our school, as well as those less fortunate than me. Among others, I have helped with Manna in the Morning, food drives throughout the years, the homeless shelter and Nationwide Children’s Hospital.
My twin brother and I regularly altar serve. In addition to serving regular masses, we always try to serve both funerals and weddings whenever we are needed. I believe that it is very important to help and support families of our parish during times of happiness and sadness. We also usher with our Dad nearly every Sunday. As a part of being an usher, we help to pass out the bulletins after mass each week.
Essay on how you will further your faith with service.
Real faith, to me, means carrying out God’s will on Earth, and also spreading His message to those we know and to those we do not know. People who follow God’s plan and who do good deeds in this world will be repaid in the next: the Kingdom of God. Following and giving in to God is without a doubt difficult task for many, but it is possible and can always be achieved. We must always trust in God, and it is in Him, that we may further our faith.
To help further my faith, and serve God, I regularly help out usher at my Parish (St. Brendan) and pass out bulletins at the end of the service. Ushering a mass usually entails the collection of donations to the Parish, helping people get communion, and seating those who are arriving for mass. Passing out bulletins also informs people of my Parish and what it stands for, and this act encourages people to use Church services. By ushering and taking care of my church, I help to ensure its growth and that people will come to worship God at the St. Brendan Parish.
Another way that I further my faith is serving the services of my Parish. It is through this act that I serve as an altar server at masses, funerals, and weddings. By doing this, I am helping my Parish greatly by carrying out its services and sacraments, and this service also helps those needing these services. Also, in doing these services, I am acting out the will of God. The doing of these services and sacraments helps Christians who go to my Parish do what God would want them to do, and my service plays a big role in ensuring that that happens. It is in this service and duty to my Church, and through ushering that I am furthering my faith.
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