Commissioning of volunteers to India

Commissioning of volunteers to India

Sarah Geier, SCN, Kristy Reynolds, LeAnne Moore, Karen Lazowski, and Erin Kelly are flying to India now. They will be there until Nov. 3, in ministry at Asha Kiran. The volunteers will be engaged in a variety of activities, helping children get ready for school, help...
Volunteers reach out in the Kentucky mountains

Volunteers reach out in the Kentucky mountains

SCN Volunteers traveled last week deep into the mountains of Irvine, Kentucky. Volunteers assisted Mr. Dallas, a gentle man, who lives a solitary life but whose heart and hands reach out to take care of many of God’s creatures. Mr. Dallas was so appreciative of...
Volunteers finish project in Botswana

Volunteers finish project in Botswana

After several days of hard work, the SCN volunteers have completed painting the exterior of the church in Ntjlanthe, Botswana. This was phase two of their volunteer work, as they also completed painting the interior as well. The local women, who at first greeted the...
Our hearts go out to those affected by Hurricane Harvey

Our hearts go out to those affected by Hurricane Harvey

Our hearts go out to those affected by Hurricane Harvey, the storms, and flooding in Texas. We pray for all those who have lost their homes or suffered damage. We also pray for the safety of those responding with rescue and relief efforts. May the coming days witness...
SCN Volunteer Update: Botswana

SCN Volunteer Update: Botswana

After being warmly greeted upon their arrival in Gaborone, Botswana late Tuesday, four SCN volunteers spent Wednesday touring the hospice in Metsimotlhabe and visiting Divine Mercy, the local church, and a preschool. The children were eager to meet the new visitors...
Disaster Relief Ministry in Chattanooga

Disaster Relief Ministry in Chattanooga

On Thursday, Butch Cecil and SCNs Janet Ballard and Luke Boiarski traveled to Chattanooga, Tennessee, to present a training workshop on the SCN Disaster Relief Ministry. That night, many of the SCN Associates joined them at Scheri’s house for a wonderful pizza...
Young adults volunteer with Sisters

Young adults volunteer with Sisters

On July 6, four members of Charity Alive along with Sisters Nancy Gerth and Luke Boiarski traveled to Beattyville, Kentucky to assist Dora Ross, the director of Kentucky Cornerstone Ministries. On Saturday, the group returned to Nazareth where they were joined by...
Sisters and volunteers work with Feeding America

Sisters and volunteers work with Feeding America

Sisters and volunteers worked with the Feeding America network on Wednesday. It is the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, working to connect people with food and end hunger. Thanks to all of the wonderful volunteers who came out to assist with the...
Volunteers complete mission in Montana

Volunteers complete mission in Montana

“Friday was the final day of work here on the Crow Reservation. We finished not only sealing and staining Chief Plenty Coup’sHouse butt were able to complete the home of Mary DeCrane. Mary is an elder who is sharing her home with other members of her clan....
Volunteers visit the Crow Nation in Montana

Volunteers visit the Crow Nation in Montana

The Montana big blue sky and the rolling prairies caressed by majestic mountains in the distance gives one a sense of freedom and deep appreciation of the natural beauty that surrounds the Crow Nation. Volunteers for the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth arrived in...
‘Pres Girls’ volunteer with Sisters in Belize

‘Pres Girls’ volunteer with Sisters in Belize

Volunteers from Presentation Academy in Louisville, Kentucky, joined the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Belize for a volunteer immersion experience. The group returned to a home built by the SCN Lay Mission Volunteer Program four years ago. They finished painting...
SCN Volunteers

SCN Volunteers

“Arrived in Belize City on Saturday morning safe and sound, as the young women were filled with enthusiasm, as we begin our Mission experience. On Sunday, we were treated to a wonderful Belizean meal with Sister Amina Bejos’s family in San Ignacio....
Students collect sandals for Belize

Students collect sandals for Belize

At the request of the mission committee at Vincentian Academy High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Sister Luke Boiarski visited the school in March of 2017. She shared with the students about the volunteer ministry program and how they can become involved. As a...
Charity Friendship Retreat & Workshop

Charity Friendship Retreat & Workshop

More info and registration here. The Federation Grassroots Committee invites Sisters, Associates, and affiliates to attend Charity Friendship: Deepening Our Relationships through Contemplative Conversations. The retreat will take place Oct. 15-20, followed by the...
SCN disaster relief team responds

SCN disaster relief team responds

At least thirteen people have died and dozens more injured as severe storms have brought flooding and tornadoes to Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi and Texas recently. The SCN Disaster Relief team traveled on Monday, May 8 to Durant, Mississippi, the community served...
SCN volunteers help a family in Appalachia

SCN volunteers help a family in Appalachia

Easter is a time for hope and new life. This is just what 10 SCN Lay Mission Volunteers from Michigan and Kentucky gave to a family in the Appalachia region. These volunteers ventured with Sister Luke Boiarski to Beattyville, Kentucky, where they worked in...
After storm comes to Nazareth, SCN volunteers respond

After storm comes to Nazareth, SCN volunteers respond

View more photos. Today SCN volunteers were hard at work cleaning the cemetery after a storm hit the Nazareth campus. Many trees came down, windows were broken, and some places on the Motherhouse roof took on water. The SCN lay mission volunteers are used to...
Crossing The Border

Crossing The Border

A Grassroots Connection A couple years after Hurricane Katrina made landfall in New Orleans in 2005, then vocation directors, Sister Luke Boiarski for the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth and Sister Jovita MacPherson for the Sisters of St. Martha, joined other Charity...
Volunteer trip turns to disaster relief

Volunteer trip turns to disaster relief

Eight members of the SCN Lay Volunteer Ministry traveled from Nazareth to New Orleans in February to spend three days helping to restore a home that had been devastated by Hurricane Katrina 12 years ago. Together with two workers from the St. Bernard Project they...
Appalachian Christmas in Beattyville

Appalachian Christmas in Beattyville

The SCN Lay Mission Volunteer Program recently traveled to Beattyville, Kentucky in Appalachia to assist Ms. Dora Ross in preparing for her annual Christmas community outreach program. In the upcoming weeks, hundreds of families from the surrounding area will visit...