The Role of Ministries In the Catholic Church
The heart of any parish is worship and from that worship stems ministry. Here at Saint Fabian, we feel that in worship, and the celebration of the Sacraments, we are called to create a community that is always reaching to grow spiritually, to serve the less fortunate, and to grow in love and fellowship with one another.
At our baptism we are anointed Priest, Prophet, and King. We are Priest through worship – when we acknowledge the saving presence of God in our lives, offer sacrifice, and acknowledge the many gifts that He has given to us. We are Prophet when we are educated in our faith and then proclaim it to others. We are King when we lead and serve God’s people.
Our parish is blessed to have a wide range of ministries to give everyone an individualized and personal opportunity to participate. These ministries allow for crossover opportunities to teach and to be taught, to serve and to be served, and to comfort and be comforted. There truly is something for everyone – every age, every talent level, every availability.
We are called by Christ to be good stewards of all that He has given to us.
What is Stewardship?
Stewardship is fulfilling our Christian-Catholic commitment to serve as priest, prophet, and king; a commitment made at our baptism. The most important reason for the Stewardship effort is to reach out and touch individuals and families with a message that helps deepen their faith and bring them closer to God.
What is the difference between a volunteer and a steward?
A volunteer does something out of the good of their heart, with no obligations attached. A steward is fulfilling his or her commitment to the Church.