My Brothers ans Sisters
Way back in January, we announced that we would be offering training for Eucharistic Ministers on three consecutive Saturdays. I have to admit that I wasn't too confident that we would have anyone that would be willing to commit this time from their busy lives. But I guess God had more confidence than I did. We had six parishioners, three from St Mary's and three from Nativity, who completed their training on February 11th and will be installed (called forward) as soon as we can schedule a time and place that works for all of them.
With Lent just a few days away, I can't help but rejoice that we have these parishioners who will be entering the Lenten season in a new way, changed, not only in the eyes of the Church, but also in the eyes of the communities they will serve. While they will help lighten the load, we still have the need for help in not only this area, but also in the other ministries of service that the Church offers. Some of the ministries that come to mind are: Lectors and Altar Servers at St Mary's; Greeters, Choir members, Social Justice Committee volunteers and Prayer Shawl knitters at both churches - not to mention other areas for which we need volunteers that I can't remember because of advancing old age!
Maybe instead of joining a ministry, during Lent you could encourage someone who has left the Church to take advantage of
"The Light is ON for You"
offered during Lent or you could attend Stations of the Cross on Friday nights - not just one Friday but all Fridays. Don't close your heart to God's call to change your life.
May God Bless You,