Saturday, October 17, 2009

A New Trustee & Celebrating Our Vision - Oct 17, 2009

It gives me great joy to announce that Raymond Simone has been chosen to be our new parish trustee. Ray has been involved in many facets of parish life: finance committee, Eucharistic minister, lector, server at funerals, Young-At-Heart. Along with his active ministry life he also brings a deep spirituality to all he does. His term will be for three years.

In past years we have had ministry fairs here at St. Luke’s. This flows from our parish’s goal of living stewardship. To the degree that we use our time, talent, and treasure our parish will flourish. This year we are trying a new way to celebrate our vision. November 1st is the feast of All Saints. On this day we call to mind the universal call of holiness. This call comes to us through our baptism where we become God’s daughters and sons. On November 1st we will celebrate “All Saints, All Ministries”. At all the masses representatives from various ministries will bring forth gifts that represent their work. This extended offertory procession will focus on God’s spirit coming down on all these gifts and transforming them so that the work of the church can continue. After mass these gift bearers will be available to answer questions about their committee or ministry. By doing this we are putting “a face” to our many ministries. This whole process will be repeated at the 5:00 p.m. liturgy (only) on November 7th.

Fr. Bob

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