Fostering Missionary Discipleship Action Items - Generosity

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For Individuals:

Missionary Discipleship is the work of the Church, but it begins with each individual and his or her relationship with Jesus.

  • Encounter Jesus in every person you meet
  • Live and act in a way that witnesses to and invites people to share in the Love, Joy, and Peace of Christ
  • Volunteer at your parish
  • Contribute to the Annual Catholic Appeal
  • Give to charity
  • Volunteer at a local food pantry
  • Listen to Lighthouse Catholic Media CDs on generosity
  • Reconnect with an old friend
  • Reunite with a family member
  • Forgive those who have hurt you
  • Read the Church’s teachings on the dignity of the human person
  • Spend time with those you love
  • Take your parents or grandparents out for an appreciation dinner
  • Reconcile with an old adversary
  • Thank people who deserve it
  • Develop a friendship with a neighbor
  • Sincerely compliment others
  • Be respectful in your online comments
  • Donate gently-used clothing items to the St. Vincent de Paul Society
  • Give gifts to a needy family at Christmas
  • Read the lives of generous saints
  • Contribute to the collection basket
  • Volunteer for a parish function
  • Spread joy at a nursing home
  • Give blood
  • Make a list of everything you are thankful for 


For Pastors/Parishes:

  • If you haven’t already done so, order The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic for your parishioners
  • Feature titles on generosity in your Lighthouse Catholic Media kiosk
  • Offer simple opportunities for parishioners to help the poor
  • Conduct coat and blanket drives for those in need
  • Partner with neighboring parishes on volunteer efforts