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Loving God, We come to you in thanksgiving, knowing all that we are and all that we have is a gift from you. Open our eyes that we may see the lavishness of your love. Open our ears that we may hear where we can help. Open our hearts that we may be bonded together as a community of faith, a caring people, who bear witness to your love in our lives. We pray in Jesus' name. Amen.
I recently felt called to help out the parish more and thought about helping out with one of the committees or Parish Council. I joined the Liturgy Committee because I was asked, the time commitment was something I was comfortable with, and, being part of the choir, it seemed like a natural fit. Every time I have volunteered at St Genevieve’s I’ve learned more about our parish and have been blessed with new friends and a deeper connection to our parish community. If you even have one hour a week to give, consider sharing your time and talents with the parish. As Hillel,a first century Jewish scholar said, “If not you, then who? If not now, when?”
I am a Catechist because I value the Catholic tradition that was handed on to me though my grandmother, my parents and Catholic schools. As a retiree I feel I have an opportunity/obligation to pay back and share that gift. If we can open kid’s minds and hearts to friendship with Jesus they will be on the path to holiness/wholeness. Besides it’s a lot of fun!
I sing for many reasons. This church is my Family. I love to sing. Have been singing in church music groups since I was in grade school. Praising God, with the voice He gave me.
For me it is also a family tradition. Both my father and my sister were choir directors.
Both have passed, they sing too, with us in Heaven. I enjoy it most when I can hear the congregation singing along with us.
We are a family then.
Growing up, I was fortunate enough to attend Catholic school. During my time there I had a number of teachers and a priest that taught me how welcoming the Catholic religion can be. I serve because I want to be one of a child’s first memories in how the Catholic Church is another home and a place where they are encouraged to learn and grow.