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Stewardship 2019-02-12T12:32:08-04:00

“Do small things with great love.”
Mother Teresa

“By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:35

While serving as a parish priest at Saint Brendan’s on the South Side of Chicago in the 1960’s, then-Father Peter Scholtes searched for an appropriate song for a series of ecumenical, interracial events for his youth choir. He couldn’t find such a song. Inspired by John 13:35, he wrote a simple hymn in a single day. The first verse is as follows:

We are one in the Spirit, we are one in the Lord
We are one in the Spirit, we are one in the Lord
And we pray that our unity will one day be restored
And they’ll know we are Christians by our love, by our love
Yeah they’ll know we are Christians by our love

At this time of stewardship renewal, please consider the needs of our Saint Agnes Community as well as how your time, talent and treasure can help meet those needs. Are you willing to stretch beyond what you have always done and try something new? Regardless of whether you are able to participate in large or small ways, are you willing to do so with great love?

Stewardship renewal is our opportunity to say “thank you” to God by committing to share a just and fair portion of our time, talents, and financial blessings to continue to do His work. By completing, returning, and then fulfilling your stewardship intention form, you are demonstrating your desire to continue as a vital part of the body of believers who gather as Saint Agnes Catholic Community. Thank you for answering Jesus’ call to “love one another.”

Time and Talent Opportunities


* Requires specialized training
** Current significant need

Greeter

Greeter

Arrive 20 minutes prior to liturgy to welcome all who enter the church.

Sacristan

Sacristan

Ensure that the church is prepared for all aspects of liturgy. * **

Choir

Choir

Multiple opportunities for all ages to enhance excellent music during liturgies.

Cantor

Cantor

Lead the sung prayer of the liturgy. *

Server

Server

7th-12th grade students who assist presider during liturgies. *

Lector

Lector

Lay minister who proclaims God’s Word during first and second readings at weekend liturgies. *

Cross Bearer

Cross Bearer

Carry cross during processional and recessional.

Gift Bearers

Gift Bearers

Bring gifts of bread and wine from rear of church to priest for blessing.

Worship Committee

Worship Committee

Parishioners and staff who work to maintain and enhance liturgy and other celebrations.

Art & Environment

Art & Environment

Cares for worship space and arranges flowers / appropriate decorations throughout seasons.

Eucharistic Minister

Eucharistic Minister

Adult lay ministers who assist the priest in distribution of Communion. * **

Sick / Homebound Ministry

Sick / Homebound Ministry

Lay ministers who make pastoral visits and administer Eucharist. *

Minister of Hospitality/Usher

Minister of Hospitality/Usher

Assist with liturgies from welcome through tidying up at conclusion.

RCIA Team

RCIA Team

Welcome and accompany “inquirers” during faith journey.

RCIA Sponsor

RCIA Sponsor

One-on-one support to person entering into full membership of Catholic Church.

Baptism Preparation

Baptism Preparation

Assist families during preparation for and during liturgy celebrating child’s baptism.

Mentor / Companion Couple

Mentor / Companion Couple

Married couple working with newly married couple – first year of marriage.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

9:00 a.m. – lead class for children (Pre-K – 2nd grade).

Student Stewardship

Student Stewardship

Share experience with students on variety of stewardship topics.

Adult Faith Formation

Adult Faith Formation

Plans and implements opportunities for ongoing religious education and formation.

Bible Days

Bible Days

One-week summer, Bible-based program for children (Pre-K – 5th grade).

School Board

School Board

Assist the pastor and principal in governance of parish school and development of policy.

PTO

PTO

Support all aspects of school – parents, teachers, students.

Athletics

Athletics

Meets first Tuesday of each month. Oversees parish/school athletics programs and facilities.

Cafeteria

Cafeteria

Support school faculty and cafeteria staff during meals.

Prayer Blankets

Prayer Blankets

Make blankets provided to parishioners and family members who are seriously ill.

Funeral Hospitality

Funeral Hospitality

Prepare / serve food for fellowship meals following funerals.

Quilting

Quilting

Group makes quilts for raffle during yearly Carnival.

Young Adults & Families

Young Adults & Families

Group of young adults and families who gather for social and service opportunities.

New Baby Meal Aid

New Baby Meal Aid

Provide meal to families during first few weeks when newborn first comes home.

Men’s Prayer Group

Men’s Prayer Group

Meets every Friday morning.

Connect & Reconnect Team

Connect & Reconnect Team

Work to build and maintain involvement for all parishioners.

Youth Ministry (Adult)

Youth Ministry (Adult)

Wide-range support for youth (7th-12th grade), e.g., chaperone, snacks, prayer partner.

Parish Communication Team

Parish Communication Team

Enhance communication through all avenues such as print, social media, etc.

Gardening

Gardening

hursday mornings (Spring-Fall) – specific areas of campus.

Carnival Chair Shadow

Carnival Chair Shadow

Three-year term with staggered rotation for co-chairs of largest parish fundraiser.

Carnival Booth Captain

Carnival Booth Captain

Oversee operation of Carnival booth (volunteers, money, prize distribution, etc.).

Carnival Volunteer

Carnival Volunteer

Make calls for Carnival volunteers in June.

Fish Fry

Fish Fry

Make calls for Fish Fry volunteers in February.

SENGA

SENGA

Age 55 and older – social and spiritual gatherings.

Adult Scout Volunteers

Adult Scout Volunteers

Leadership and support for scout groups (K – 12th).

Respect Life Committee

Respect Life Committee

Meets second Monday (even months). Promote human life and dignity issues.

Highlands Community Ministry

Highlands Community Ministry

Ecumenical organization serving Highland neighborhoods.

Justice & Peace

Justice & Peace

Works to foster a deeper understanding within parish of the tenets of Catholic Social Teaching.

Repair Affairs

Repair Affair

Provide maintenance for elderly, disabled, and/or people with limited income. (June)

Passionists’ Support Team

Passionists’ Support Team

Provide support to local Passionist community in wide-ranging ways.

Bereavement Ministry

Bereavement Ministry

Pair of ministers contact newly bereaved family to offer immediate support. *

St. Vincent De Paul Conference

St. Vincent De Paul Conference

Meets third Monday of each month. Service to those in financial need.

Open Hand Kitchen

Open Hand Kitchen

Serve lunch at downtown St. Vincent De Paul – fourth Friday each month.

Christmas Baskets

Christmas Baskets

Assemble and/or deliver Christmas food baskets.

Habitat House

Habitat House

Assist with various aspects of building Habitat for Humanity House.

Refugee Resettlement Ministry

Refugee Resettlement Ministry

Partner with Kentucky Refugee Ministries to provide resources and support.

Parish Pastoral Council

Parish Pastoral Council

Assist pastor in parish governance. Three-year term. Meets fourth Monday.

Stewardship

Stewardship

Develop and facilitate all aspects of stewardship.

Buildings & Grounds

Buildings & Grounds

Work directly with facilities manager to ensure maintenance of campus.

Parish Office Helps

Parish Office Help

Help with special projects or provide back-up to staff.

Finance Committee

Finance Committee

Provide financial consultation to pastor and Pastoral Council.

Audit Committee

Audit Committee

Background in auditing preferred. Evaluate internal control procedures of parish.

Parish Event Photographer

Parish Event Photographer

Take photographs during parish activities and events.

Stewardship Contribution


Please click the Stewardship Form button, fill out the intention form and press send.  To establish your one-time or recurring online stewardship gift, please press the Stewardship Gift button and follow the instructions.

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