"As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God's varied grace." (1 Pt 4:10)
"Members of a stewardship parish are ready to minister to varied needs of their own parish family as well as the needs of the wider community and Church. Just as the members of a family come together to help one of their own, a stewardship parish family serves those who are hurting or in need, doubting or seeking salvation. The parish family also comes together to celebrate, thank and to return God’s gifts—all are needs of parishioners."
~ from "The Pillars of Parish Stewardship" by the Office of Stewardship, Diocese of Wichita, Kansas
Service Ministries include:
|Altar Linen Care|
|Parish Hall Clean Up
(After Sunday Doughnuts)
|Serve on Parish Council|
|Our Lady’s Guild|
|Knights of Columbus|
|Maintenance (All Trades)|
(Mass & Medical)
|Visit Sick – Elderly – Homebound|
|Visit Sick in Hospitals|
|Visit Nursing Home Patients|
|Communion to Sick|
|Prison Ministry||One of the corporal works of mercy is to visit the imprisoned, and there is a GREAT need for such ministers of mercy in our parish’s backyard! Elmore County is home to three men’s correctional facilities (Staton, Draper, & Elmore Correctional Facilites) in addition to Julia Tutwiler Prison for women.
State-required training and background checks jumpstart volunteers who then are assigned to a team for visitation. For example, the Catholic Ministry slot for Tutwiler is on the first four Tuesday evenings of each month. OLOG volunteers team up with volunteers from Montgomery parishes so that actual service time for a volunteer averages about 5.5 hours a month. We offer Mass and faith formation. Father Wayne Youngman is assigned to our Tutwiler team.