Discipleship

Have You Heard the Call?

We invite you to listen for and answer the call to serve and be a part of building our parish ministries. We invite you to consider the many ways to actively participate in our community building and evangelization efforts, whether you have little time to share or a lot.

Almost 200 people participated in our recent “Unwrapping Your Gifts” workshop! All worked together to identify needs within our parish, and the collaboration was very fruitful! To read more and see the list of the top 10 areas identified as most important for our parish to focus on, please click here.

Unwrapping crowd 31Jan15

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Just as “all are welcome,” all are invited and encouraged to share time and talent in parish ministries. Working together, we’ll deepen our faith, believe in the Gospel message, and go forth to proclaim the Gospel, sharing the Good News with our parish and our community by living our mission and vision (stated below).

St. Joseph’s parish is full of activity. Looking for ways to get involved? Take a look at these opportunities! And if you feel inspired to respond, we’ll be excited to hear from you!

16Nov14–Pope Francis reflected on the parable of the talents, where God gives every person gifts that are meant to be put to good use, during Sunday’s Angelus. From Rome Reports TV News Agency:

Pope Francis Angelus 01Sep13POPE FRANCIS – “Talents are the heritage God trusts us with. Which heritage? His Word, His Eucharist, Faith in God the Father, His forgiveness… So many things. His greatest treasures. Jesus doesn’t ask us to keep His grace in a safety box. None of that. He wants us to use it to help others”

The Pope invited Catholics to reflect on how they’ve used their talents, or if they’ve even used them at all.

POPE FRANCIS – “And what have we done? Who have we shared our faith with? How many people have we inspired through our hope? How much love have we shared with our neighbors?”

For example, the Pope invited pilgrims to learn to forgive and to reconcile with people.

Parish Mission Statement
We, the parishioners of St. Joseph-on-Carrollton Manor, commit to passionately share the Gospel of Jesus with the community around us and to nourish our parish family through Eucharist, formation and service.

Parish Vision Statement
We plan to form a community of relationships by small neighborhood groups for shared prayer, faith formation and service through:
Word: Evangelization – the Gospel message touches all hearts and brings them to faith in Jesus
Worship: Liturgy – life giving and connecting to our everyday life; to engage and enrich the community, celebrating community events together
Works: Service – charity and justice towards all; where our outreach truly helps people to change their lives

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