Welcome to week three of our Parish Stewardship Program.
This week we celebrate the role of our parish as a community of faith – as a community where people are welcomed, known and loved. It is a place of care, support and outreach – with a clear mission to live the values of the Gospel.
Today we will hear from members of our Parish who will share with us the impact of faith and our parish have on their lives and how important it is for us all to make our contribution to parish life.
We all have a special set of skills and talents and there are many ways you can assist the parish whether it be volunteering on a committee or participating in groups and ministries such as a Eucharistic Minister, Leader Lector, Communion to the Sick Minister or as a member of the Friendship Group, Craft Group or join in one of our outreach activities – there are many possibilities.
We invite all parishioners to become involved or continue to be involved in our Parish community by completing the Groups and Ministry Form that are available in the churches today.
All parishioners are invited to attend our key meeting of the program ‘Our Future Forum’ which provides an opportunity for us to come together as a community and hear about our recent achievements and future plans. The Forum will be held in two sessions at each parish:
Deepdene & Balwyn Parish:
- Tuesday, 21 August at 10.00 am in the McCarthy Centre, Balwyn;
- Wednesday, 22 August at 7.30 pm in the Gathering Space, OLGC Church.
- Thursday, 23 August at 10.00 am in the Parish Meeting Room;
- Thursday, 23 August at 7.30 pm in the Parish Hall.
To assist with planning, please complete the RSVP cards that are available at Masses this weekend detailing the session you are attending or online via the parish website.
“A parish is a community of communities, a sanctuary where the thirsty come to drink in the midst of their journey, and a centre of constant missionary outreach” – Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium 28
View the Stewardship Program Brochure here!