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Moving In Spirit Serving Others Needs (MISSON)

Attending a mission inspires and causes one to think.  The first part of the mission with John Angotti has done just that.  John has asked us to step back and look at ourselves and the world we live in.  To explore how we serve others.  Do we serve others as Jesus served others?  Do we reach out to the homeless, sick and outcasts or do we stay in our comfort zone.  Have we listened to the response God has for us after we pray the Lord's prayer or are we so busy praying we don't hear what the Lord has to say to us.  Last night at the concert, John had us singing and praising God. It was a joyful experience and there was such a sense of community.  Looking around, you could see the smilling faces filled with spirit as young and old together sang out the praises to our Lord.  Watching Father Joseph and the Youth, swing back and forth, praising God filled me with lightness.   As we locked arms together and prayed the Lord's Prayer my heart and spirit soared.   We can be joyful and share our faith.  But what does that mean exactly?

 This morning we started to dig deeper into what it means to live our faith.   John has asked us some tough questions such as " if we pray what we believe, do we live what we believe"?  Where have you seen God today?  How have we touched someone as Jesus touched the leper in this week's Gospel? (Mk.1:40-45).  How do we take that light and spirit we experienced in the mission out the door and share it with others.   Each one of us has been given different gifts, and different ways to share our light.  We each need to reflect on these questions, to take them in prayer and share them as Jesus has shared with us.

What are some of your thoughts on the mission?  Why not share them with us in the message boards?

If you haven't had a chance to come to the mission yet, there is a session Monday evening at 7PM and a morning Tuesday session at 9:30 AM and Tuesday evening session at 7PM.   Come join us, it is not only about questions, but about sharing our joy and praise that we believe and have faith.  

Come Away and Rest

Ministry is about serving others while living out our Baptismal call.  Our model for ministry is Christ and He reminds us that we need time to come away and rest.  Time to refresh  and re-energize.  A friend of mine declared: Karen, if you don't go to the well and refresh yourself you will have nothing to give anyone else.  Any time I ignore this advice and run on empty so to speak, I find myself stressed. Jesus said, "Come away to a lonely place and rest a while" Mark 6:31  Jesus had much to accomplish, but recognized the importance of being refreshed with prayer and quiet time.   Between cell phones and email that follow you everywhere it is a challenge to find any quiet time.  But if we follow the ministry model of Our Lord we will make time, even if it means getting up earlier to do so.  Everything we do is derived out of our relationship with God, we need to slow down and take the time to rest and refresh if we are to carry out our mission.   Thank you for your ministry, please take care of yourself so that you can continue to witness to others that we are the Body of Christ reaching out to each other.  If you have any questions about Pastoral Care,  please contact 49658a49919b8e8f664b968a92959d9863948a9b8e97698e9c99929b929d9e9c8a979d98578c8c4b499d8a9b908e9d664b888b958a97944b67748a9b8e9749718e8a9991a265588a67494f978b9c99648a9d49605b6057605b5f57615d60605549a15c5a5949 GnVsZyU5jL759gsoIWKloO57U3W8kDc caesar This page part is protected against spam bots and web crawlers. In order to be displayed you need to enable Javascript in your browser, and then reload the page.  

Do you feel called to serve?

I get phone calls asking about volunteering for the Sick and Homebound Ministry. People want to know how they can decide if they are worthy to serve Communicants in the Home or in facilities. If we reflect on ministry, we realize that it involves more than doing a kind deed, it is a response to our Baptismal Call to spread the mission of Our Lord. It is a way to reach out to those unable to attend Mass. But they continue to ask, "how do I know that I am worthy to carry the Lord to others"? Honesty, none of us are worthy, but we are made worthy through His grace. "I have the strength for everything through Him who empowers me" (Phil. 4:13). We have training and formation sessions where we will share with you how we serve the Lord in this ministry. Don't worry there are specific prayers for you to follow, you don't have to "wing" it and we will send someone with you after your training to guide you in how it is done. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion to the Sick and Homebound will tell you that they receive so much more than they give in this ministry. If you have any questions, why don't you give me a call at the Church Office. I am planning a training and formation session. Blessings, Karen

Welcome to Pastoral Care

Hello everyone, welcome to the new website. We are very excited to have an interactive website and hope that you will join us as we learn together how to use this exciting medium in our faith journey. What type of things would you like to see on the website? Why don't you send me an email and let me know. Please know that I will respond online to any email that has a phone number and name. Blessings, Karen.

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