Looking for a volunteer opportunity? Our Ambassadors of Mercy is just the thing for you.
Would you like to be an Ambassador of Mercy for our Parish during the recently inaugurated Holy Year of Mercy – called for by Pope Francis?
It will be an important demonstration of your faith, and has the potential to help others grow in their faith!
Job description: welcome visitors and explain the Neapolitan Presepe (Nativity of Mercy) inspired by Caravaggio’s 17th century painting: The Seven Acts of Mercy displayed in our sister Church Most Precious Blood – six blocks south of Old St Patrick’s Cathedral. You get to choose when and how much time you spend at the Presepe. The Church is open 24 hours a day – the only one in Manhattan!
How do I get trained?
Choose one Friday evening in January: 8th, 15th, 22nd or 29th at either 6:00 or 7:00 PM. Walk through the Holy Doors at 113 Baxter Street at Most Precious Blood and gather around the Presepe and Mr. Andrea Bartoli an expert on this display will give you a Presepe 101 explanation.
What happens after my training?
Once you are trained you areasked to engage visitors as they come into Most Precious Blood Church. Please share with the visitors some of the stories of the various characters on display and let them know about the Year of Mercy, the significance of the Holy Doors and the sense of Pilgrimage that goes along with this special Jubilee Year.
How often do I need to participate?
This is a volunteer opportunity and you are welcome to come anytime you would like and be there for as long as you wish.
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