Stewardship

 

2017 Stewardship 

 

Thank you for prayerfully responding with the commitment of your Time, Talent and Treasure to our parish community.

If you were not able to return your form, are new to our parish community or would like to change your electronic commitment, please use the form below.

 

STEWARDSHIP AT SAINT JOHN'S

The process of giving takes many forms in our Parish Community. The Holy Mass is a good place to start because it is the "source and summit" of our faith, and there are so many ministries available for us to contribute and share. Of course, the priest is the obvious contributor at Mass. However, there are many ways in which the laity do participate and contribute. For example, during the weekend Mass, there is the need for Servers, both adult (7:30 am Sunday Mass) and school age children (Saturday 4:30 pm, Sunday 8:30 and 10:30 am Masses). Sacristans, Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist, Ushers, Choir Members, Lectors, Cross Bearers and Cantors all contribute to our Liturgy. There are even ministry options for the entire family during the Mass by bringing the gifts (hosts to be consecrated and wine decanter) up to the front during the Offertory.

Though many of these ministries are visible during the Liturgy itself, there are opportunities for those who prefer to be in the background. Sacristans help set up before Mass and clean up afterwards. In addition, there is the ministry of preparing the church for the various Liturgical seasons through stringing garland, changing the banner colors, etc.

The ministry opportunities are not limited to the weekend Masses either. We bring the Eucharist to those unable to attend Mass, both those in the hospital and the homebound, throughout the week.

There are ministries available to adults, youth and children. (Note, the Archdiocese requires that Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist be confirmed and 16 years of age or older.) Of course, training is provided and no experience is required - just a willing heart!

Please contact Joyce Windsperger Rubio, Director of Liturgy and Music (jrubio@stjohnsoflc.org or 651-288-3269) for information about ministry opportunities during the Mass. If you would like to be an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist to the Sick, either to the hospital or homebound, please contact our Pastoral Minister, Eric Cooley at ecooley@stjohnsoflc.org or 651-288-3268.

 

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