Stewardship: A Way of Life

Stewardship: A Way of Life

PARISH ACTIVITIES                                                                                

Every parish Pastor and staff  wish that its members  find their spiritual home welcoming and an important and essential part of their lives. We are God’s children and through our parish life this relationship deepens.

Several years ago the Pope requested all Pastors to reinvigorate the Stewardship concept and directed that the Church’s teachings renew Jesus’ teachings of being a good steward which requires each one of us to care for all of the Father’s creation. And we, you and I, are His greatest creation. “Love one another as I have loved you.” But the additional requirement of being a good steward is service. So some of the activities listed below provide opportunities  to serve your parish and one another. And some other activities are provided just for your enjoyment by your attendance. So please look at this list and hopefully find some activity in which you will find a way to serve. For the others, please come and enjoy and greet and meet each other warmly.

TODAY October 7th is our Ministry Fair being held after the Masses.  Please come and see what is happening.

MASSES: Usher, Lector, Eucharistic Ministers (Masses, home, hospital, etc.)  Choir (youth Grade 3 + and adult)  and Altar Servers (any age from Grade 4 and up)  Seasonal services as well as daily and weekend Masses

RECTORY: Assist in office duties when necessary  (mailings, Sacristan help)

COMMUNITY SUNDAYS: October to June a monthly get  together after the 8 and 9:45 Masses when we share donuts, bagels, etc with each other/families

SEASONAL SERVICES: Lent Easter   Advent Christmas  Crowning of Mary in May   November’s Remembrance Mass with following  refreshments for families and friends    Blessing of pets    Fall’s welcome back picnic

SOCIAL CLUB: Meetings to provide entertainment and info for all parishioners once a month from October to June except January and February (bad weather) at 1:00 on the 3rd Wednesday of the month

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: Catechists substitutes  Hall monitors  special needs— Catechists/assistants   Confirmation  First Communion and Reconciliation  Adult Faith Formation (see Jen or Father Derek)  special programs

ROSARY DEVOTION: the Rosary is prayed daily after the 9:00 Mass and additional Rosaries are said in October—-the designated month of the Rosary

SPECIAL SPIRITUAL SERVICES: Benediction   Holy Days   Adoration   Prayer Line (for those requesting special prayers)   Remembrance book in Church  G.I.F.T. (Growing in Faith Together—-Prayer group which meets every Wednesday morning from 10 to 11)   Baptisms    Marriages   Funerals   Retreats   Sacraments

SOCIAL GATHERINGS: AMY”S Book Club (meets monthly)  Pancake Breakfast    Palm Path Egg Hunt    Breakfast with Santa     Men’s Group