Generosity is surely a sign of holiness. Thousands of lay men and women have given generously of their time and energy in a variety of ways. Their service in domestic and foreign missions is particularly notable.
While not everyone may be called to this exact form of service, we all – clergy and laity alike – can be motivated by such example to examine our daily behavior and choices about what we buy, what entertainment and recreation we choose, and what other comforts we seek – in short, how we use our material resources.
– Called & Gifted for the Third Millenium
Every Catholic, through the Rite of Baptism, received a calling from God to bring Christ to the world in our ordinary, regular, day-to-day lives. Christian Ministry is the public activity of a baptized follower of Jesus Christ, flowing from the Spirit’s charism and individual personality, on behalf of the Church, to proclaim, serve, and build up the kingdom of God.
Brothers Keeper Food Pantry
This ministry provides food and necessities to those in our community who are in need of assistance. Responsibilities include checking-in clients and working closely with the thrift store. There is some paperwork involved and volunteer help is needed during weekdays from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. more…
Brothers Keeper Resale Store
The store accepts donations from around the area to sell, with proceeds supporting the food bank. There is no specific training involved with this ministry. As in the Food Pantry, high school students needing community service hours will be accepted as volunteers. Volunteers will sort, price, and stock items and be cashiers; this requires standing for lengths of time. more…
The Respect Life group educates the parish on life issues, such as abortion, euthanasia, and other life issues in a Catholic context. Members are called to act on their beliefs and be pro-life missionaries. There are numerous opportunities for prayer, letter writing, phone calls, and other communications.