COURAGEOUSLY LIVING THE GOSPEL – FAMILY MINISTRY

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND, ALL PARISH FAMILIES ARE INVITED TO CELEBRATE THE FEAST OF ALL SAINTS AND ALL SOULS AT THE 6:00 PM MASS. A SHORT MEMORIAL PRAYER SERVICE AND DINNER WILL FOLLOW IN THE PLC.

A MEMORIAL TABLE WILL BE SET UP WITH CANDLES AND A BASKET TO COLLECT THE NAMES OF THE DECEASED RELATIVES AND FRIENDS. YOU MAY BRING A SMALL PICTURE OF YOUR LOVED ONE TO PLACE ON THE TABLE DURING THE SERVICE.

PLEASE CONTACT SUSAN SALISBURY AT THE PARISH OFFICE BY OCTOBER 28TH IF YOU WILL BE ATTENDING THE DINNER AFTER MASS.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD, THERE WILL BE CANDLE LIGHTING AND A BRIEF PAYER FOR THE SOULS OF THE DEPARTED IN THE PLC AFTER ALL OF THE MASSES. EVERYONE IS WELCOME.

Generations of Faith

We are a community of believers. We
learn about our faith. We discuss the
challenges that our children and young
people face and how can we help guide them and help
them stay true and strong to their faith.
Meeting every 3rd Sunday of the month from 9:15-
10:15 in the PLC Conference Room. Parents,
Grandparents, Uncles, Aunts, Godparents, concerned
adults. We welcome all to grow, learn, and live our
shared faith.

COURAGEOUSLY Living the Gospel


Our Priorities

We will live out our purpose by:
Proclaiming: Knowing and sharing the Gospel of Jesus.“This gospel of the kingdom will be preached throughout the world.” – Matthew 24:14
Inviting: Welcoming and accompanying others as Jesus did.“Welcome one another, then, as Christ welcomed you, for the glory of God.” – Rom15:7
Encountering: Growing in relationship to Jesus and one another. “Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.” – James 4:8
For more information about Courageously Living the Gospel, go to https://www.dosp.org/courageouslyliving/

COURAGEOUSLY Living the Gospel:

What’s in it for me?

That depends. What are your personal goals, if any, for salvation? You cannot get there alone. (See Psalm 37:39. “The salvation of the just is from the Lord.”) You must seek and be open to God’s help. God’s help often comes through the Church and other people. If you dream of going to heaven and seeing God face-to-face after you die, then involvement in our parish version of Courageously Living the Gospel may be right for you. On the other hand, if you haven’t thought much about what comes after life on earth, then Courageously Living the Gospel could provide an opportunity to learn more about hope and the four Last Things. Contact the parish office and Father Erwin or the staff will help you discern a path to the future. This is not an opportunity to ignore. Check out https://www.dosp.org/courageouslyliving/

 

Courageously Living The Gospel: Goals

Characterized as a mutually-shared vision of the people of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Courageously Living the Gospel identifies nine goals. They are mission-oriented to inspire in each heart a “constant desire to go forth” (Joy of the Gospel). Achieving these goals will help us to achieve our vision of Courageously Living the Gospel and also foster new paths of collaboration between parishes, schools, ministries and all of the faithful. The goals are related to three main areas: Serving the Poor, Accompanying Youth and Young Adults, and Sharing Our Faith.

                    Courageously Living the Gospel: What are its specific goals?

Overall, nine goals are set for the diocese. Additional parish goals will be set in the action plan being developed by the parish committee.  The nine goals of the diocese are as follows:
1. Each deanery will launch a Catholic Impact Initiative that addresses one local community issue and mobilizes cross-parish creativity to establish desired outcomes. Initiate implementation by December 31, 2019.
2. The Diocese will establish 8 – 10 new locations of affordable housing facilities for families and/or singles managed by Catholic Charities throughout the Diocese by the end of 2021
3. One hundred percent of parishes will establish and/or enhance youth ministry opportunities by July 1, 2020.
4. In support of this initiative, the Diocese will hire three diocesan regional Associate Directors of Youth and Young Adult Ministry by July 1, 2019.
5. The diocese will establish a new Catholic elementary school (location to be determined) to open for the 2021-2022 school year.
6. We will increase student participation by 1000% (4,000 individuals) at established campus ministry communities, and create new Catholic student communities for all local colleges and universities in the Diocese by Easter of 2021.
7. The Diocese will partner with pastors and parishes for successful assessment, training and implementation of effective evangelization and family ministry strategies, including hospitality and intercultural competency by Pentecost 2019.
8. Every parish will equip parishioners as Missionary Disciples who are inspired to invite and accompany others by Pentecost 2020.
9. All parishes will enhance or establish family ministries to respond to the diverse needs of families by Pentecost 2020.
For more information about Courageously Living the Gospel, go to https://www.dosp.org/courageouslyliving/

 

Courageously Living the Gospel

Who are the parishioners involved?

The Pastor, of course, is in charge. Others are parishioners: Gloria McCune, Susan Salisbury, Mylene Taylor, Olga Heineman, Rose Mary Jeselson, Ishmael Villafane and Virginia Villafane. This group is open ended and needs help, so if anyone wants to join them in this work, please call the office. They’re spending their time and using their own resources to drive to various locations in the diocese for necessary training so that they can bring it all home to our parish. They are truly Courageously Living the Gospel as in Hebrews 10:24: “We must consider how to rouse one another to love and good works.” For more information about Courageously Living the Gospel, contact one of these parishioners or go to https://www.dosp.org/courageouslyliving/