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The Call to Holiness

July 11, 2021

Now that parishes are open, there are many ways you can serve your church.

Bishop Mark Seitz recently announced the loosening of pandemic Mass restrictions and the lifting of the dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass effective August 1. 

If you are able to attend Mass in person, rejoin your church community and make it vibrant again through your service. Sign up for ministry or get engaged in the ministries you are already a part of, attend a retreat, and renew your involvement in small communities.

Volunteers, ministers, and prayer warriors can offer hope, especially following many months of social isolation during the pandemic. When you are engaged in ministry and parish life, and use your God-given gifts to serve, you bring the face of Christ and a pathway to holiness to everyone who enters the church.

The many ways you can serve include singing in the choir, taking Communion to the sick and homebound, joining a prayer group, hospitality ministry, St. Vincent de Paul Society, altar society, ladies guild, Knights of Columbus, and Catholic Daughters. Work on behalf of peace & justice, migrants, Project Gabriel, youth, young adults, and family ministries. Become a catechist, altar server, Eucharistic minister, or lector.

There is something for everyone. Not sure where you want to serve or what your spiritual gifts are? Click here to take a quick quiz and discover your talents. 

Keep learning and get certified. The Tepeyac Institute continues to offer formation for ministers. Visit their website to learn more about formation programs, workshops, and retreats in English and Spanish, or call them at (915) 872-8420.

It's important to note that anyone involved with direct service at the parish must be fully vaccinated for your own safety and to protect the people around you. If you haven’t received your vaccine, click here to register or call (915) 212-6843 for more information.  

For more information on a life of Stewardship and building a Stewardship parish, contact Stewardship Coordinator Karina Sandoval at ksandoval@elpasodiocese.org or (915) 872-8412.

“The harvest is abundant but the laborers are few; so ask the Master of the harvest to send out laborers for his harvest.” — Matthew 9:37-38

 


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