Your gift will return to you in full and overflowing measure pressed down shaken together to make room for more and running over.Pope Francis
Make a Difference — Share Your Talent
God gives it all, then calls us to share. Our personal commitment of ourselves through service in our parish provides a strong and unique connection to God through our community of faith.
Stewardship has its beginning in baptism. Our baptism as one of Christ’s intentional disciples, calls us to share our gifts— including our talents.
Committing our God-given talents to ministry at Saint Patrick Catholic Church is just as important as Stewardship of Time and Stewardship of Treasure. It is how we gratefully give back to God in thanksgiving for the talents He has given us. There are many needs within our faith community that affords us the opportunity to give. Don’t let your talents “die on the vine.” By giving of your talents, we can support our parish’s efforts to carry out the mission Christ gave us.
Stewardship of Talent Commitment
Every year, during Stewardship of Talent, parishioners are invited to recommit to a ministry they are already involved with or commit to a new ministry.
In the weeks before Stewardship of Talent, parishioners are invited to prayerfully discern which one of the ministries God is calling them to serve at the parish, while taking into consideration their unique charisms.
With more than 50 ministries, each person will find a ministry to serve where the talents given by God are being used to serve the mission of the Church. Jesus wants us to serve others just as did.
For the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.Mark 10:45
Don’t Wait to be Asked to Serve— Jesus Didn’t Wait
“Serving others is true leadership, said Father Raymond J. Finch, M.M. in a letter to supporters in a reflection on the Gospel of Mark 9:35-37. Noting that, “if there is a job to be done, we must not wait to be asked, but rather take the initiative and do it as a faithful servant would.”
Prayerfully consider how you will be more like Jesus and serve others and making a commitment to walk the mission of the church with the faith community at Saint Patrick Catholic Church.
Listen to the Witness Talk shared by parishioner Julia Looper and her daughter Audrey at all Masses the weekend of October 1 – 2, 2016 explaining how we are all the Church.
Stewardship Begins at an Early Age
The young people in the parish will complete their own Stewardship of Talent Card with the help of their parents. Lead by example— just as Jesus did! After prayerful discernment, complete your Stewardship of Talent Card and the help your child complete one— teaching them the convictions Christian stewardship from an early age, preparing them to serve the mission on the Church as they grow.
Check out the Ministries section of the website and scroll through the pages to learn about the various ministries and see which ministry your talents are best suited to serve!
How Are You Responding to Christ’s Call?
After you have prayerfully discerned your call, complete the online Stewardship of Talent (Re)Commitment Card by clicking on the appropriate form below or download the Stewardship of Talent Card, fill it out and drop it in the offertory basket at Mass.
Youth Stewardship of Talent (Re)Commitment 2016 – 2017 [Online]Youth Stewardship of Talent (Re)Commitment Card 2016 – 2017 [Downloadable version]
Adult Stewardship of Talent (Re)Commitment 2016 – 2017 [Online]Adult Stewardship of Talent (Re)Commitment Card 2016 – 2017 [Downloadable Version]