Jesus called His apostles of His time to assist in His mission to further the Kingdom of God. By OUR Baptism, we are called to be the present day apostles. We do our best by being involved in our local parish family. Our involvement is called Stewardship of Time, Talent and Treasure.
There are many ways that we can show our love to others, particularly through prayer and service. At St. Paul the Apostle Parish there are ministries & organizations that offer us the opportunity to serve other parishioners or the parish in general. If we have a little bit of time to offer, there are still many tasks that give us an opportunity to be of help. Everyone has some type of talent – whatever your is there are opportunities to use them to better your parish; examples are carpentry, plumbing, electricity, general maintenance, fixer-up work, lawn and flower bed care, teaching our youth, leadership in organizations, cooking etc. If you think you don’t have a talent that can be used but still want to help, we’ll train you!
However we feel called, one thing is for certain; the love of Christ calls US to action. How will WE show our love for God? Remember, “Whatever you do for the least of these, you do for ME.”
Our involvement in the parish gives us the opportunity to SERVE and PARTICIPATE, while enjoying gratification and fulfillment in being an active parishioner of St. Paul the Apostle parish. An added benefit is you will make new friends and acquaintances!
With so many opportunities available you can be as active in our parish as you would like - there is no limit to the number of activities you choose to participate in. Some opportunities require little physical energy and others involve “heavy” work. You choose whichever you feel you are able to participate in. The fulfillment and gratification are rich rewards.