Season of Service
In everything, do to others what you would have them do to you. – Matthew 7:12
The Season of Service (S.O.S.) program is a coordinated effort to promote service and build community throughout the Diocese of Alexandria during the Lenten Season. Lent is a time of prayer, fasting, sacrifice, and almsgiving. In 1 Peter 4:10, we read “As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” The S.O.S. gives us an opportunity to use our gifts to help our Church and those in need in our Community.
The program is designed to recruit S.O.S. Team Captains who in turn recruit members to be on their team. The group will name their team and then discern and decide on a project to complete during the Lenten Season (February 14 through March 28, 2024). Projects can be something as simple as coming together to pray a rosary for a specific intention, weeding the flowerbed at the Church Parish, or tackle a small repair project at a homebound parishioner’s residence.
Role of the Team Leader:
Team leaders determine their projects and set dates for them to take place. Team leaders are expected to follow through with their organizing, performing and completing their projects.
Examples of projects:
Projects can be prioritized and/or ongoing:
• cut grass or regular yard maintenance at the church or for parishioners who are not able
• repairing and maintaining the sign in front of the church
• parking lot maintenance
• preparing or purchasing food to distribute to the needy in the parish
• other community service
• simply praying for those who need them
Any photos taken of teams performing their projects will be published in the Church Today diocesan newspaper and on the diocesan website and social media.
Build a team and sign them up!
Use the form on the right to register your team. You will need the following information:
1) Team Name
2) Team Captain’s name and contact information
3) Description of your project
4) Team members’ name, email address (if applicable)
New this year!
When signing up your team, adults can choose an SOS t-shirt OR an SOS tote bag OR an SOS cap!
Only one choice per team member. Please specify t-shirt sizes.