Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Serving by Jesus' Example

During Holy Week in NYC last week, one of our groups had the amazing opportunity to work at one of our favorite sites, St. Paul the Apostle's Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen.  They were able to work side by side with Cardinal Dolan, during his visit to also serve at St. Paul the Apostle.  The group was from a Catholic High School and realized that the Cardinal was actually from their hometown in St. Louis, MO.  

To quote a recent article*, 

"In New York, Cardinal Timothy Dolan along with high school volunteers from his hometown of St. Louis, M.O. distributed lunch at Saint Paul the Apostle’s soup kitchen on Columbus Avenue to the homeless and elderly.  

“On the night before he died Jesus had a meal with his best friends so I ought to be here with my friends — the homeless and the poor,” Dolan said.  

The cardinal said he is taking his example from Jesus, who washed the feet of his apostle, as he served up turkey, ham and all the fixings.  

“That’s something that a servant does, that’s something that a butler did, so here you’ve got the only begotten son of God serving and acting like a slave,” Dolan said. “I said on Holy Thursday I ought to be serving people.”  

“We’re at our best when we give ourselves away in love and service to somebody else,” he added.  

The cardinal calls Holy Week and Easter a time of service and renewal."

It couldn't have been more perfect!  Check out a great clip of the students working along side the Cardinal...

-Jami Howard, CSM New York Associate City Director

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*"Dolan Spreads Message Of Service At Soup Kitchen On Holy Thursday" CBS New York, April 5, 2012 http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/04/05/dolan-spreads-message-of-service-at-soup-kitchen-on-holy-thursday/

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