Ministries and Volunteers: The Call to Lay Ministries
Every baptised person is part of the mystical body of Christ. We have been entrusted by Jesus to carry out His Mission here on earth. The Church cannot fulfill this mission without lay people responding to the call of Jesus.
Through Baptism we are given the graces to respond to the call of the Lord. A wonderful way of such a response is by being an active part of the parish of Santa Maria Goretti... part of the large group of parishioners that keep things going. Without dedicated people in ministry, the parish could not exist.
Volunteering for ministry is partially responding to the call of Stewardship. Stewardship is the realization that everything given to us is really a gifts “on loan”. They are entrusted to us so we can make our parish alive and vibrant, and ultimately the world a better place.
We are giving of our time. We are sharing our talents (our skills, experience, abilities). This is lay ministry in the Christian sense. We are sharing our time and talents in the Ministry of the Lord.
The parish of Santa Maria Goretti can only function well when parishioners become involved, share their talents, and volunteering for any one of a large variety of possible ministries. No matter what the interests and talents of people may be, there will be an opportunity of using these talents to good use.