Disciples have heard the call of the Lord echo deep in their hearts. They know that the call is undeserved and is a total gift. The conversion experience on the part of a disciple remakes them to see everything as gift from a loving God. One of the greatest gifts we have, as Catholic disciples, is the Eucharist. Coupling our Disciple Call with the celebration of the Eucharist reaffirms our need to see all that we have as gift. Our response as Disciples who hear the call is to model ourselves after what the Eucharist itself means, Thanksgiving. When we talk about Stewardship in our Church we mean our call to be grateful disciples.
Have we recognized on a deep level how God has blest us abundantly? We have been given life, the most precious first gift. We have been given time, each minute of each day of each year to be thankful for our life, our families, our community, our parish and schools, our land and our country. This gratitude ought to translate into an equally abundant response. This is Stewardship or Grateful Discipleship: receiving gratefully and sharing generously of our time, talent and treasure.
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Due to the Coronavirus Crisis we cannot gather as a Family of Faith to celebrate the Holy Mass which is sad and hard in its own significant way as a People who believe the Eucharist is the source and summit of our life. Not being able to celebrate the Holy Mass publicly during this crisis also is a serious financial issue for our Parishes. Sunday giving is our primary source of income on a weekly basis.
I am asking all our Parishioners to please continue their Sunday giving during this time. I know that some of you may not be able to do so if your job has been affected by this crisis. I would ask those of you who maybe have the ability to give a little more during this time to prayerfully consider doing so.
You can mail your weekly offering to your respective Parish Office. If you are already giving electronically but would consider increasing your giving during this difficult time, you can do so through your Faith Direct Account. If you would like to sign up for giving electronically you can do so very easily by clicking on one of the Parish links below. Thank You and God Bless You.