What a Video!:
My thanks to all who were part of the stewardship video. I have heard so many positive comments after our video presentation last weekend. There was even one waiting for me when I got to the Rectory Sunday afternoon.
Our hardworking and diligent Stewardship Committee working with Tony & Lori Melendez, gathered together scores of witnesses to produce this inviting and encouraging video. We try to offer a variety of presentations not only recognizing areas of service, but also introducing to new comers all that’s happening here. If you remember last year, we had our ministry fair in the Hall. This year is a little different. All year long our committee, quietly and behind the scenes, meets to grow in the spirit of stewardship themselves, and be better prepared in educating our parish for our annual “Commitment Weekend”.
So many different and dedicated people spoke of how their active involvement in our ministries of service has formed and reformed their lives. They certainly were inspiring. Whether you are able to commit to one hour or two hours a week, or a month, all are welcome to “jump in” and become part of our parish’s ministry to live out the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Maybe you’re unable to work outside your home. There are also opportunities to work right in your home.
I received a nice note from a parishioner asking me to thank our volunteer “Cemetery workforce”— stewardship of time and talent. “It is beautiful—your care and concern ease our visits.” This group of men and women is a fine example using one’s talents to multiply the good work being done for others, both living and deceased.
Parish & Cemetery Groundskeepers:
All are invited to an end of the summer picnic on October 27th. Before you make your last swipe of our grounds come and join us for a picnic.