We are called to be won over by Christ and to win over disciples for Him, but how can we really do this? You are uniquely called by Christ to take part in His Church. Have you ever considered becoming actively involved in your parish life? Participating in the Mass ministries or in parish groups are great ways to live your life for Christ!
You may wonder “Great, but how do I start?”
First, pray about it. Offer prayers to Christ, offering your heart and your hands for His work. The following prayer may be helpful:
Heavenly Father, Stir in my soul the desire to renew my faith and deepen my relationship with your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ so that I might truly believe in your love. Pour out your Spirit, so that I might be strengthened to go forth and witness to the Gospel in my everyday life through my words and actions. God, our Father, I pray that through the Holy Spirit I might hear your call to deepen my faith, grow in confidence to proclaim the Gospel and boldly witness how I have been won over by Christ. Amen.
Second, join us as we come together to fulfill Christ’s mission in our parish. During the weekend Masses on November 7/8, volunteers will give witness accounts of their service for Cathedral as well as the personal benefits they’ve gained from serving Christ’s Church. Open your heart to your peers, family members, and friends who give witness and ponder your own witness to the faith in your volunteer work. Everyone attending these Masses will receive a booklet of our ministries for your prayer and perusal. Discuss the roles you’d like to fill with your family, spouses, and friends.
Third, investigate and fill Cathedral’s most urgent needs. Help Cathedral parish revitalize the following areas of ministry:
- Ushers for Sat. 5:15 Vigil Mass & Sun. 7am Mass
- Lectors for Sat. 5:15 Vigil Mass & Sun. 7am Mass
- Sacristans for ALL Masses
- Eucharist Ministers for Sat. 5:15 Vigil Mass & Sun. 7am Mass
- Money Counters
- Communion Ministers to Assisted Living and the Homebound
- Perpetual Adoration Participants
- Youth Discipleship
- Small-Group Members
- Host Home
- Coordination Leader for scheduling & training of:
- Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist
- Communion to Assisted Living and Homebound
- Money Counters
- Faith Formation: Bible Study, ENDOW, Small Group Faith Sharing
- Special Event Reception Workers and Bakers
- Home Delivered Meals
- Social Media/PR Support
Come and see what awaits those who live for Christ: the rewards of being engaged in the vibrant life of your home parish. Take this time to explore, develop, share, and live your faith.