The Tau Volunteer Program offers a transformative experience for post-graduate women, at least 21 years old, who are looking to share service, community and spirituality with the School Sisters of St. Francis.
Welcome Katie and Sarah, Tau Volunteers!
This month our community welcomes Katie Youngpeter and Sarah Mueller as Tau Volunteers. Katie will be volunteering for a year as a K-4 teacher’s aide at the Notre Dame Primary and Middle Schools in Milwaukee while living with Sisters Mary Carroll, Carol Ann Jaeger, and Rosemary Reier. Meanwhile, Sarah will be assisting the events coordinator at Lazarus House Homeless Shelter in St. Charles, Illinois, for three months while living with Sisters Mary Boyd and Joelyn Hayes.
“I was thrilled when Irene introduced me to the newly revived Tau Volunteer program,” Katie said. “After researching numerous programs, I confidently concluded that Tau Volunteers sounded perfect for me. It provides flexible volunteer options while working alongside and living with Catholic sisters. I'm eager to give back to a world that's given me so much by spreading joy and positivity. I also look forward to exploring my own spirituality and learning from those at St. Joseph Center and the community at large.”
“As a recent graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, I am excited to finally be able to focus my efforts in developing a greater relationship with God through full-time volunteering and prayer,” Sarah said. “The balance the Tau Volunteer program has between volunteering, prayer, and community seems to be just what I need to grow and learn. This is something that I've been wanting to do since high school, and I'm so grateful and excited for this wonderful opportunity!”
Both women will be visiting for orientation this month and will take part in a special ceremony of blessing at the Sunday Eucharist in St. Joseph Chapel on August 30. Please join us in welcoming them, thanking them for their service, and offering our prayers for their ministries with our community.