Campaign of Mercy

Bishop John Iffert announces Campaign of Mercy

Campaign of Mercy Kickoff

Bishop John Iffert

Sister Mary Ruth Lubbers SND

Casey Guilfoyle – St. Vincent dePaul

Jim Young – Parish Kitchen

The Campaign of Mercy

Evangelizing through Service — Encounter, Reflection and Invitation.

Service projects — helping others — is typically a very attractive way of living out the faith. We all want to be people of service, people who are authentic in our love for our neighbor. Service can also be an effective way to evangelize.

How do we make this happen?



What does it mean to encounter?

At every Mass, Catholics have a privileged, intimate encounter with Christ in the Eucharist. This encounter compels us to serve others, just as Jesus served others. This service is not just doing a good deed. It is entering into relationship with a person in need; it is another encounter with Jesus; another personal tranformation.

Encountering Christ transforms our lives.

After washing the feet of his apostles at the Last Supper, Jesus’ commission to his apostles also applies to all invited to the Lord’s sacrifice at the altar, “I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, you should also do.” (John 13:15)



What does it mean to reflect?

Every encounter, every act of service — big or small — is an invitation from the Holy Spirit to transformation. Reflecting is actively praying to the Holy Spirit for guidance, for change, for a deeper relationship with God. It is recognizing our need for God. Each day take time to reflect, ask yourself, “Where did I see Christ today?” “What is Jesus asking me to do?” “How is my service to others affecting my relationship with Christ?”

Pray on that encounter.

“Holy Spirit, make my heart open to the word of God, make my heart open to goodness, make my heart open to the beauty of God every day.” Pope Francis



What does it mean to invite?

Whenever we have a transformative experience it’s natural to want to share that experience with others — especially people we love. Let your reflection strengthen your faith and form connections with people who are ministering alongside you. Allow that growth of faith and connectedness take hold of you. Invite others to share that experience of being drawn closer to Christ through serving others.

Share your zeal!

“Go, therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” (Matt 28:19-20)

Come — Join the Campaign the of Mercy

Get certified to volunteer

All employees and volunteers interacting with children or vulnerable adults are required to register and attend VIRTUS training.

Check out local volunteer opportunities

In the Diocese of Covington there are many Catholic and non-Catholic social service agencies that directly serve the most vulnerable, the sick and the dying. Volunteers are always needed. Check out some options on our Mercy Ministries page and find one that touches your heart. Then contact them on how to get started.

See How They Love One Another — Sharing Acts of Mercy

Know a Missionary of Mercy to highlight?

All around us people are inspiring others with their kindness, dedication and witness of being Christ to others. We want to highlight their good work. Let us know who inspires you and how we can contact them.

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