The whole Church is apostolic, in that she remains, through the successors of St. Peter and the other apostles, in communion of faith and life with her origin: and in that she is “sent out” into the whole world. All members of the Church share in this mission, though in various ways. “The Christian vocation is, of its nature a vocation to the apostolate as well.” Indeed, we call an apostolate “every activity of the Mystical Body” that aims “to spread the Kingdom of Christ over all the earth” CCC 863
In a dedicated and particular way the CCWG and its members serve our brothers and sisters in each of these four apostolates: Pro-Life, Adopt-a-Seminarian, The Diocese of Charlotte Eucharistic Congress, and the Sisters of the Missionaries of Charity. Information and volunteer opportunities can be found within these pages.
ChristianityIn the home it is kindness; In the business it is honesty; In society it is courtesy; In work it is fairness; Toward the unfortunate it is sympathy; Toward the weak it is help; Toward the wicked it is resistance; Toward the strong it is trust; Toward the penitent it is forgiveness; Toward the successful it is congratulation; And toward God it is reverence and obedience.
Corporal Works of Mercy
The corporal works of mercy are charitable actions that aid our neighbor’s bodily needs.
There are seven:
Feeding the hungry.
Giving drink to the thirsty.
Clothing the naked.
Sheltering the homeless.
Visitng the sick.
Visiting the imprisoned.
Burying the dead.
Act of Charity
O my God, I love you above all things, with my whole heart and soul, because you are all-good and worthy of all love. I love my neighbor as myself for the love of you. I forgive all who have injured me and ask pardon of all whom I have injured.