Parish: 233-3092 | School: 232-5290 | Faith Formation: 232-3514 | 2900 Hoover Avenue, Ames IA
 
During this time of unknown, fear, anxiety and isolation, let us remember the Works of Mercy and send some encouraging notes/letters to others to uplift their spirits.  

The Spiritual Works of Mercy have long been a part of the Christian tradition, appearing in the works of theologians and spiritual writers throughout history.  Just as Jesus attended to the spiritual well-being of those he ministered to, these Spiritual
Works of Mercy guide us to “help our neighbor in their spiritual needs” (USCCA).
  
The Corporal Works of Mercy are found in the teachings of Jesus and give us a model for how we should treat all others, as if they were Christ in disguise.  They “are charitable actions by which we help our neighbors in their bodily needs” (USCCA).  They respond to the basic needs of humanity as we journey together through this life. 

In the spirit of the Works of Mercy,  if you are interested in this new ministry, sign up at this link:  https://tinyurl.com/encouragingnotes   

  • to volunteer to write and mail encouraging notes/letters, 
  • to sign up to receive an encouraging note 
  • or to sign up someone else to receive an encouraging note. 
For ideas on what to say, write, and more, please visit: anchorames.com/outreachletter-writing. This page will be updated with new ideas, so be sure to check back often for suggestions on what to send.
 
Kayla Greiner will be in contact with you if you sign up to write & mail letters via phone or email with the person(s) name and address to write the letter to.
 
For more questions, please contact Kayla Greiner at kgreiner@stceciliaparish.org or at 515-232-3514.