(Aug. 29, 2019 – BALTIMORE, MD) In an ecumenical service held at the Cathedral of the Incarnation on East University Parkway, Catholic Charities’ Project SERVE and the Episcopal Service Corps (ESC) of Maryland commissioned its 2019-2020 volunteers who will spend a year of living intentionally and in service to others.  

Leading the “Call to Service” at the commissioning ceremony for the five recent college graduates was Executive Director of Catholic Charities of Baltimore, Bill McCarthy. The Right Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton, Episcopal Bishop of Maryland, offered a homily.

(L-R) Abigail Scheierer, ESC-MD (Project PLASE); Rev. Jan Hamill, Director of ESC-MD; The Rt. Rev. Eugene Taylor Sutton, Episcopal Bishop of MD; Bill McCarthy, Executive Director of Catholic Charities; Sarah McIlvried, Project SERVE Coordinator; Destinee Bates, ESC-MD (Epiphany Lutheran Church); Janis Luna, Project SERVE (Catholic Charities’ Sarah’s House); Reena Goswami, Project SERVE (Catholic Charities’ Esperanza Center)Kelly Webber, ESC-MD (Public Justice Center)

“These volunteers have so much to offer, and I know this program offers them an invaluable opportunity to learn more,” said Sarah McIlvried, Project SERVE Coordinator for Catholic Charities. “I know they will enjoy the added component of living in an intentional community and exploring a shared commitment to social justice and a simple and sustainable lifestyle.”

Learn more about and apply to Catholic Charities’ Project SERVE (Service and Education through Residential Volunteer Experience).