Mission Pack 4
Service


"Love and charity, are service, helping others, serving others. 
There are many people
who spend their lives in this way, in the 
service of others. … When you forget yourself
and think of others, 
this is love! And with the washing of the feet the Lord teaches 

us to be servants, and above all, servants as He was a servant 
to us, for every one of us." 
  - Pope Francis (2016) 

Inquiry Question: What does it mean to make a Catholic response to issues around the world?

1. Think about a person in your life who best exemplifies ‘living mission’. What are their qualities and actions that represent this? āš½

2. Read about how the Deberety Farm has been of service to families in Emdibir. How can we be of service to that community from here in Australia?

3. In what ways does former Socceroo Craig Foster use his platform and profile to advocate for people in need? How does this relate to Sport at the Service of Humanity?

1. Read 1 Peter 4:10. What were the disciples asked to do? What does that mean for each of us in our everyday life?

2. Research an Ethiopian person and an Australian person who served their countries. What qualities do they share?

3. Pauline promoted the Rosary as a way of praying before committing to action. How can you respond to the issues that concern you in a similar  way to Pauline?

1. Create a set of Sustainable Development Goals for your school, class or household.

2. Think of how you were of service to someone today. Post about this in your Socktober Star page.

3. Enter our global drawing competition and illustrate what “Pontifical” means to you. (P)

4.
Find an online petition for a cause you care about. Identify one thing you could do to support that cause. (S)

KEY: āš½ = Goal Package item! Register as a Socktober Star to choose a Package.     |    (P) = Primary activity    |    (S) = Secondary activity

Scripture Link

1 Peter 4:10

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful  stewards of God’s grace in its various forms."

Here, Peter first implies that we must see whatever we have as a gift from God. After all, we have nothing which God has not given to us (James 1:17). Second, we should see whatever we have been given as an opportunity to serve others. In other words, we should not view anything which is "ours" as off-limits for use in serving other people. (BibleRef.)

Catholic Social Teaching

1. Common Good - A true community is one where the common good is reached when we work together to befter the wellbeing of all people in our community and the wider world.

2. Human Dignity - God made each person, so every life is important and should be protected.

3. Solidarity - God created all people, so we are all brothers and sisters in God’s family, wherever we live.

     

Additional Activities: primary

šŸ“š  READ...    


  • Be the Difference - Jayneen Sanders
  • The Three Questions - Jon J. Muth
  • Try a Little Kindness - Henry Cole


...and be inspired!

šŸ“ŗ  WATCH...    


...and be moved!

šŸŽ§  LISTEN...   


  • 'You are the Reason' - MJx Music
  • ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ – Various
  • ‘You Raise Me Up’ – Josh Groban


...and reflect!

šŸŽØ DO...    

  • What is your school’s mission statement? What words and concepts are included? Create a mission statement for your family. 
  • Create a “Wall of Fame” for people whose actions are an example to you of service in your family, school or community. āš½
  • In 2003 the World Almanac for Kids sponsored a project inviting kids from around the world to suggest what they believe would make the world a better place. Create your own beliefs about what would make the world a better place in 2022. Are there any that
    you'd keep? What would you add?

...and make an impact!

International Drawing Competition

International Drawing Competition

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Enter our international drawing competition!


To celebrate the 180th anniversary of the Pope's own mission agency to support children in need, we're asking you to draw exactly what that looks like today! Simply illustrate how Pope Francis inspires children like you to help other children around the world. A national winner will be selected and feature in a publication from Rome in 2023!

Additional Activities: Secondary

šŸ“š  READ...    



...and be inspired!

šŸ“ŗ  WATCH...    


...and be moved!

šŸŽ§  LISTEN...   


  • 'You are the Reason' - MJx Music
  • ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ – Various
  • ‘You Raise Me Up’ – Josh Groban


...and reflect!

šŸŽØ DO...    

  • Identify someone who is Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander living mission today. E.g., Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr, Dean Parkin, Kyah Simon. Write about why this person has chosen to pursue their specific career and passion.
  • Create a “Wall of Fame” for people whose actions are an example to you of service in your family, school or community. āš½
  • Learn more about Cardinal Demerew Berhanayesus Souraphiel. How has he been of service to Ethiopia? 

...and make an impact!