Community Living

Community is an essential element of the Cap Corps Volunteer experience. An environment is created where individuals can grow personally, communally, spiritually and ministerally through communal prayer, meals and support.

     

Cap Corps Volunteers learn how to respect and encourage one another in community. Learning how to communicate with others in community is a skill that can be used beyond the Cap Corps Volunteer in both jobs and relationships.

Each week, Cap Corps Volunteers share at least three community meals, three community prayer times, and a special celebration of the Eucharist. Cap Corps Volunteers are also offered the opportunity to participate in spiritual direction.

Cap Corps Volunteers are asked to live simply during their year of service.  Simple living allows CCVs to concentrate on personal relationships with people instead of focusing on money.

The volunteers’ home (a.k.a. “The Red House”) is comfortably furnished and has 6 individual bedrooms and two guest rooms as well as plenty of community space to share.

The CYFM community is much larger than the Red House. Cap Corps Volunteers are welcomed by the larger community of CYFM involved families in the area and by the Capuchin Franciscan friars who make the area feel like home.

Our volunteers live in Beacon, NY, in the beautiful Hudson Valley on the majestic Hudson River. Quiet parks, beautiful scenery, and popular hiking trails are all around… and New York City is just a train ride away.

"The content of our message will be heard only when it is lived in our relationships and community life..." - from the Bishops’ letter Renewing the Vision

Please support our Capuchin Outreach Program - Companions In Service

Please support our Capuchin Outreach Program - Companions In Service

A Capuchin Outreach Ministries Companions in Service donation enables you to GO BY GIVING. Companions are an important part of our ministry team and vital to our success.

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Please Support Capuchin Appalachian Mission - Companions in Service

Please Support Capuchin Appalachian Mission - Companions in Service

A Capuchin Appalachian Mission Companions in Service donation enables you to GO BY GIVING. Companions are an important part of our ministry team and vital to our success.

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Family Outreach & Service Retreat

Family Outreach & Service Retreat

Connect - Community, work groups, prayer services, meal & music, ice breakers and games

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