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Theresa Giuffrida is from St. Louis, and she is a youth minister and Spanish teacher at Assumption Parish and School in O’Fallon, MO. She just completed a year of service in June 2012 as a full time volunteer at St. Cecilia School and Academy through the St. Joseph Worker Program in St. Louis. A Catholics on Call Alumni from August 2009, she loved getting meet other young people who are passionate about serving the Church and the community. Theresa graduated from Truman State University, where she was active at the Catholic Newman Center, in 2010 with her Bachelor’s degree in English and Spanish and in 2011 with a Masters in Spanish Education.
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Scripture Reflection, February 28, 2010: Come, Seek God's Face
Scripture Readings: Genesis 15:5-12, 17-18 Psalm 27:1, 7-8, 8-9, 13-14. Phillippians 3:17—4:1 or 3:20—4:1 Luke 9:28b-36
February 28, 2010
Last spring, my spiritual director encouraged me to look back at my childhood and reflect on who I was as a child and how I changed or stayed the same as I got older. I’m only 22, but I still felt like this was going to take a lot of reflecting, and I can honestly say that it has kept me pretty busy clean through September. I’ve realized, as I am sure many people have realized before me, that while I’m not the same as I was as a child or even as a teenager, I am the same person–just growing and becoming more and more of that person that God has created and is creating me to be.
November 8, 2010
“Here is Your God” (Isaiah 35:4) In the first reading, Isaiah tells us that our God is here and that He comes to save us. But during the season of Advent, we might be tempted to respond, “Not yet, wait just a few more weeks, and then it will be Christmas.” After all, Isaiah was clearly writing before the first Christmas. Or we might be like one of my friends and wish that there were Advent songs on the radio instead of Christmas carols. To emphasize the importance of Advent waiting and preparation, my mom even sets up our nativity scene without baby Jesus until it’s actually Christmas.
December 12, 2010
I am the seed, clods of earth in my eyes, watered with tears.
I do not know where I am going. I cannot see
nor dream, only feel ––deep. If I were a green shoot I would
not know which direction would take me to the light above the surface
would I find laughter there, harvest grain, plump like noon sun?
Then, plunged again into the black granules and tears
or dried, beaten, baked, eaten
July 26, 2012
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- May 10, 2013: Letting Go and Moving On
- May 8, 2013: Resurrection
- May 2, 2013: What is Catholics on Call? A Perspective from a Recent Participant
- May 2, 2013: That Your Way May Be Known
- April 25, 2013: Making All Things New
- April 18, 2013: THIS IS A TIME FOR JOY!