Dear Friends in Christ:
We have received the message and have taken it to heart. Which message? The one from Jesus that says, “As the Father has sent me so I send you.”
A prayerful look at our parish ministry directory proves that point. The variety of our ministries is inspiring. So is the vitality of these ministries. With selfless dedication, you the parishioners carry on Christ’s work, with the old and with the young, with the faithful and with the struggling, with the glad and with the grieving, with those nearby and with those around the county and around the world. Your work is the work of sent disciples and it is wonderful to behold.
A prayerful consideration of this ministry directory also reveals ways in which Jesus might now be urging you to carry on His work. Our priestly ministries enable people to pray. Our prophetic ministries serve those needing consolation, challenge and faith development. Our kingly ministries build our community. In the best of all worlds, each parishioner would participate in each area of ministry. In our actual world of time constraints and other limits, it is wonderful if each parishioner does whatever she or he can to help fulfill Christ’s hopes.
May this directory enable us to say “Yes” to Christ and glorify God.