Pope John Paul II tells us that vocations are everyone’s business. Working with families, the committee seeks to promote vocations to the priesthood, diaconate, and religious life.
As stated by the Holy Father, fostering vocations should not be a marginal activity, but rather an activity fully incorporated into the life of the community.
Coordinators: Mary and Bob Krug 303-422-6413
SERRA is an organization of Catholic men and women whose purpose is to encourage vocations to the priesthood and religious life and to help provide support to those who have committed their life to the Church. The purpose is to also further Catholicism by encouraging members to fulfill their lay vocation to service.
The group meets the first and third Tuesday of each month, attending 8:15 A.M. Mass at Shrine of St. Anne, with a breakfast and meeting to follow at 9:00 A.M. in the Parish Hall.
"Above all, let your love for one another be intense, because love covers a multitude of sins.
Be hospitable to one another without complaining. As each one has received a gift use it to serve one
another as stewards of God's varied grace." (1 Peter 4:8-10)
St. Joan of Arc was declared a stewardship parish on January 1, 2005. Since that time, the Parish has tithed a percentage of its offertory to be distributed to charity. We are thankful that even in these challenging economic times, we have been able to continue our giving. Our parishioners are growing in an understanding of their gifts of Time, Talent and Treasure.
What Is Stewardship?
Stewardship is acknowledging that all we have and all we are come from God. It is rooted in gratitude and blossoms in giving of ourselves. Stewardship is a prayerful acknowledgment of God’s generosity to us. As Christian stewards and disciples of Jesus, we recognize God as the origin of life, giver of freedom, and the source of all things. We give of our first fruits in thanksgiving for God’s generosity to us.
We look to the life and teaching of Jesus for guidance in living as Christian stewards. Stewardship is an ongoing conversion of heart and has the power to shape our understanding of our lives and the way in which we live.
What Is Sacrificial Giving?
Sacrificial giving does not mean only monetary contributions. It is based on the notion that the giving of one’s Time, Talent and Treasure is central to the Christian life and the concept that we give not from our surplus, but from our first fruits. Giving expresses our trust in a God who will provide for us and in a community that will use our gifts to build His kingdom.
If you would like to offer your time and talent to our Stewardship Committee, please contact Deacon Rex Pilger at 303-420-1232, ext. 113