Returning God's Gifts We are very blessed by the ministries we have in our parish. As disciples of Christ, we are called to reach out, to serve others with our God-given gifts. It takes all of us to become church and we do that by giving of our time & talents & of our treasure. We ask you to join us - help build our church, our community, our parish. Please pick a ministry, if you are not already in one, and share your gift of time. Choose a ministry that feeds your soul, and share with us your talent. St. Leo's has been blessed by awesome, generous and faithful parishioners, thank you! We appreciate all of our current volunteers and look forward to continuing to build our church community through our various ministries.
Let it be understood that WENEEDYOU! ST.LEO'S NEEDS YOU!! ~ so please take the time to fill out the forms and begin (or continue) living your baptismal promise - to be church, to give back to God, to be an active member in your parish. St. Leo's is strengthened & enriched by the participation of our members, so please join one of the ministries listed below!
45ADVISORY COMMITTEE 1- Parish Council Committee 2- Finance Committee 3- Liturgy Committee 4- Human Concerns 40- Stewardship Council 41- Evangelization Team 45- Vocation Ministry Team
LITURGY 5- Ministry of Hospitality(Greeters) 6- Lector 7- Commentator 8- Eucharistic Minister 9- Communion to Home Bound 10- Altar Server (5th Grade +) 11- Music Ministry 12- Laundering the Church Linens
EDUCATION 14- RCIA Leaders (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) 15- Adult Faith Formation (Group Facilitators) 16- Preschool-Grade 5 Catechist/Aide 17- Vacation Bible School Leader 18- PreK - 5 Substitute Catechist 19- Middle School Adult Leadership 20- High School Adult Leadership 22- Helping with Youth Retreats
OTHER PARISH NEEDS 13- Watering of Plants /Flowers 23- Help with Golden Gems (monthly Senior Gathering) 26- Help with meals for Social Events 27- Meals for those just home from hospital 28- Prayer Shawl Ministry 29- Photographer for Church Events 30- Help maintain Parish Scrapbooks 31- Provide Transportation in town (Church, Golden Gems, Medical appointments, etc...)[CHURCH NOT LIABLE] 33- Habitat for Humanity build help 34- Prayer Chain Member 35- Jail Ministry 43- Newcomers welcoming group 44- Office Support
Groups 37- Serra Club 38- Ladies of St. Leo's 39- Knights of Columbus
In filling out the forms, please list all family members and their current activities as well as new interests - see example.
The following actions are offered only as examples of some of the ways to be a good steward. We hope that these reflections have helped you to be more aware of your gifts and open to God's call for you. Now, we encourage you to make a conscious decision and personal commitment to use your time and talents over the next year to serve God and one another.
As personal commitment to be a good steward of my time and talents, I will:
Do something for myself and my relationship with God
Pray or meditate regularly, being open to God's mission for me
Join a small faith community, Bible Study or Prayer group
Go on a mission trip
Ask a loved one for forgiveness or forgive someone else
Do the best I can in everything I do
Share myself with those around me
Visit a sick friend
Regularly spend time with my family and friends
Pray for those in need
Offer assistance to a friend or neighbor
Get involved with my parish family
Regularly worship at church and participate fully in the liturgies
Get to know the people around me in the parish
Seek out ways that I can share my gifts with the parish by responding to requests from your parish bulletins and announcements
Get involved in the community
Volunteer at my children's or neighborhood school
Visit the elderly or shut-ins in my area
Join a neighborhood group
Volunteer with a social service group
If you would like you can print off a hard copy, fill it out and turn in to the office by clicking the link to the right. We appreciate all responses, whether it comes via the website/internet or on paper. THANK YOU!