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Those committed to a Gospel way of life inspired by the example of St. Francis of Assisi. The Secular Franciscan Group meet at Holy Faith for prayer, encouragement in serving those in need with Christian justice and compassion, and maintaining a simple way of life.
Time: A lifestyle commitment to the Gospel in the manner of St. Francis of Assisi.
Talent: A desire to serve Christ with peace and compassion.
Holy Faith has a “sister-relationship” with the parish of Jesus Nipalakin outside Guatemala City, Guatemala. The emphasis is on “relationships,” to come to know the challenges of life faced by some of our poorer brothers and sisters in the Third World – and to especially know some of the persons involved in these challenges. Opportunities to support the Sister Parish through seasonal activities exist.
Time: A few hours once or twice a year to help with sales of Guatamalen coffee and/or Sponsorship appeals after the Masses on the patio.
Talent: A love of cultural diversity and open heart to developing world challenges.
Advises the Pastor regarding matters of stewardship – the sharing of time, talent, and financial support for the parish’s mission. Includes initiatives in prayer, stewardship education, planned giving, regular sacrificial giving for parish financial support, and ministry development.
Time: Council meets for a potluck and discussion with the Pastor at the rectory on a regular basis.
Talent: A desire to advise Pastor on parish matters. An understanding of “compassionate” Stewardship.
Parishioners who welcome new members to Holy Faith. They host our Welcome Receptions as well as assist with hospitality at the Children’s Christmas Play, Holy Thursday Soup ‘N’ Sandwich Supper and with any of the special Holy Faith Parish events as needed.
Time: 1 monthly meeting and about 1/2 hour to make monthly calls to welcome new parishioners, and once quarterly about 1/2 hour to personally call new members as a follow-up to their invitation to the reception. In the months when there is a reception (at least quarterly) assist with the set-up, serving and hospitality at the reception (about 2 hours).
Talent: Friendly and welcoming attitude as you greet new parishioners first on the phone and then in person at the Welcome Receptions.
Treasure: Donations of home-made brunch entrees and deserts for the Welcome Receptions are appreciated.