Our Parish Stewardship Program officially commences this weekend and will run for four weeks.
Under the banner of Parishes – the heartbeat of the Church, the Program will provide a wonderful opportunity to reflect on what it means to be a member of Our Parish Community here at St Joseph’s Parish. Please participate in the Program, making time to read the materials, listen to our speakers and discuss the issues raised with your families and fellow parishioners.
At all Masses this weekend we will hear from parishioners who have kindly accepted to be part of the Program Leadership Team. They will invite your support and introduce a special message of welcome from the Vicar General of the Archdiocese, Monsignor Greg Bennet.
As you are leaving the church today please collect your individually addressed envelope which contains the Program brochure, a Time & Talent sheet listing the groups and ministries available in the parish, as well as a covering letter from Fr Laurie. The letters for our active Parishioners are in alphabetical order of surname. Members of the Program Leadership Team will be on hand at all Masses to assist with any queries. They will assist you in obtaining a replacement if you cannot find your letter.
If anyone can help deliver left over letters, we would love to see you in St Joseph’s Church, at 10.00am on Tuesday October 10.. The more volunteers, the less postage will be needed.
Please join us in praying for the success of our Stewardship Program:
Lord, we thank you for calling us to be your Church.
Through our Baptism we are called to service and to witness.
In the Eucharist we sustain and strengthen that call.
By serving others we follow your example and proclaim our beliefs.
By our Christian generosity we demonstrate our love and care.
Lord, help us always to worship you as you deserve,
to grow in faith and service
and to give without counting the cost.
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen