- To learn more about Heart’s Home and its charism and to discern if God is calling you to join Heart’s Home in mission.
- Prospective volunteers will be given the opportunity to experience the charism from within by visiting the lonely and the sick and by sharing in the volunteers’ daily lives. Time will be given to address all practical questions and concerns.
At Heart’s Home John-Paul II in Brooklyn, NY.
From Friday 12:00 pm to Sunday 4:00 pm.
If needed, schedules can be flexible.
What do I need to bring?
All bed sheets, towels, meals and written material are provided. You will need casual clothes, toiletries and a notebook. You shall also be prepared to find transportation to the Heart’s Home in Brooklyn.
What will I be doing?
You will follow the daily life of the Brooklyn community. In the morning, you will be given talks on the three main pillars of our life, namely: Prayer, Community and Compassion. In the afternoon, you will accompany one of the members of the Brooklyn community in visiting people in the neighborhood and/or in the nursing homes. The weekend also includes a one-on-one interview where you will be given the opportunity to explain your reasons for wanting to go on mission with Heart’s Home.
What will the next steps be?
At the end of the weekend, we will let you know if we accept your application as a missionary.
If you are accepted, you will be given a two-week time of discernment before informing us of your intent to commit.
If you decide to volunteer with Heart’s Home, you will be in contact with our staff who will assist you with all practical points such as sponsors, passport and visa, vaccinations, language and your sending forth mass.
You will also have to attend a two-week Orientation Program held in the Brooklyn Heart’s Home with some time spent at the ICCC.