"As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace." 1 Peter 4:10
1 Peter 4:10
We are each so blessed by God with unique gifts! The SJB faith-family participates in Gallup organization's Living Your Strengths program that helps identify the top five strengths themes for individuals, and to grow spiritually as an engaged community. To get more information and/or receive your free copy of Living Your Strengths, please contact Libbie Allen in the parish office at 503.654.5449, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year we have focused on the stewardship of prayer, service and sharing (time, talent and treasure) to grow in awareness of the ways in which our lives are blessed, and in awareness of how to use those gifts as God intends. Our stewardship of prayer involves both personal and communal prayer. Opportunities include:
- 1 Hour per Week in the Adoration Chapel
- Daily meditation on 2 pages of the Catholic Catechism
- Prayer Chain Ministry
- Daily Mass
- Daily Rosary
- Bible Study
- Family discussion of homily
- First Friday Adoration & Benediction
- Family Meals Blessing Prayer
There are many ministries and groups that call St. John's their home. Opportunities for the Stewardship of Service include:
- Liturgical Service such as sacristan, altar server, usher, lector, eucharistic minister, choir, and arts and environment committee
- Faith Formation includes RCIA, Religious Education, Youth Ministry, and the SJB School
- Administration services include office assistance (e.g. mailings, bulletin preparation), IT assistance, among others
- Funeral Ministry is coordinated by the Young Ladies Institute who could use help in set up, clean up, serving, as well as liturgical ministers
- Care Ministry opportunities include visiting the home-bound, doing blood pressure screening, and the Heart Pillow ministry
Financial stewardship is vital to the well being of our parish. Each year we ask parishioners to consider their financial commitment through the offertory. This is the only way we know if we will have enough support to meet our budgetary needs. A good number of families contribute by using electronic bill pay options through their financial institutions. Another option is to use ParishPay to automatically deduct your contribution from whichever account you want to use. This option is increasingly popular as it allows you to also contribute to St. John's St. Vincent dePaul organization and the St. John's Catholic Community Foundation.
For more information on any of these topics please contact the parish office at 503.654.5449.