Chapter 1: Welcome
Episode 1 • 3m 41s
In this groundbreaking course, Fr. Mark-Mary Ames creates an in-depth guide for parishes to love and serve the poor in their communities. Fr. Mark-Mary is a member of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal (CFRs) and currently serves the poor in the South Bronx. The CFRs began their unique ministry in 1987, focusing on a mission to work with the poor and evangelize.
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Chapter 2: Why Should You Care?
Why should you care about the ministry of serving the poor? In this chapter, Father provides five reasons to encourage you to take on this challenge of better serving those in need.
Chapter 3: Introduction
This chapter introduces a new section of the course focused on the biblical roots of the Church’s vision for serving the poor to convict us of the crucial nature of this call. This is the "warm-up" as we prepare to implement the strategies he will lay out throughout the course.
Chapter 4: The Key
God has invited men and women to participate in His work in a necessary way, and we are all called to join in this work. The Church’s mission to love and serve the poor is at the heart of her purpose. Unfortunately, loving the poor has too often been incorrectly politicized or polarized. Instead ...