The Second Vatican Council in its document Decree on the Laity stresses that all the People of God share in the ministry of Jesus Christ. The Church's baptismal ritual stresses the same, i.e. that we share in the priesthood of Christ who is priest, prophet, and king. In addition, we read from St. Paul in his letters both to the Romans and Corinthians that God has given different gifts to each of us for "Building up the Body of Christ."
Here at St. Paul Parish we embrace this theology of ministry whole-heartedly. We have not only a right but also a serious responsibility to discern our God-given gifts and to use them generously for the entire parish community. This right and responsibility comes to us by virtue of our Baptism and not exclusively by virtue of ordination. Each of us, then, has a gift to give and we must give it away to others to use it properly.
I am happy to say that Stewardship is alive and well at St. Paul Parish. Many people are involved in the process of sharing their time and talents in countless ways. But, there's always room for more volunteers. This website further illustrates the many ways that parishioners can be involved in parish life.
Please pray that God will help you know your gifts, and respond to His call, "Follow Me!"
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Rev. Charles F. Klinger, Pastor