My Brothers and Sisters of St. Patrick:
After Jesus’ death on the cross, even his closest friends felt dejected and confused. Even when Jesus appeared to them, their confusion only grew. What were they to think or do? Choosing to return to the familiar and the comfortable, they went fishing. After a few unsuccessful tries, Jesus told them, “Cast the net over the right side of the boat and you will find something.” Their catch yielded abundance.
I invite all of you to cast your net into the many ministry opportunities available here at St. Patrick. Perhaps you’ve been involved in a ministry for a long time and want to continue because it’s comfortable and familiar. If so, that’s fine. Perhaps you feel God calling you to take a step of faith, cast your net to the right side of the boat and try something totally new. If so, go for it! We have several new ministries this year that you may want to consider in place of or in addition to the ways in which you currently serve.
We are all called to model the abundant love of God by sharing our time and talent in service to our church and the greater community. I ask each and every one of you to prayerfully ask the Holy Spirit to help you discern where you are being called to use your talents and abilities.
If you are unsure of the role of a particular ministry, call the Ministry Contact Person, the Council of Ministries Representative or the Staff Liaison for more information. You will see that all of the ministries here at St. Patrick are divided into six commissions. For a description of each ministry, click on one of the commissions below. Can you imagine the abundance of talents and abilities serving St. Patrick Church if each one of us followed the command of Jesus and cast our net! I’m praying that we realize that abundance here real soon.
Yours in Christ,
Father Michael Miceli