Our parish strives to grow as a community where people can meet Jesus Christ in his life and mission in the Catholic faith. We do this by focusing on 4 key areas emulating the way Jesus lived his life. Firstly we reach out to people. Secondly, we bring people into our Christian community. Thirdly, we grow people in the their faith. Fourthly, we send people out on mission or ministry using their God given talents and availability of time.
The spirituality of our parish is summed up in the following prayer by St Theresa of Avila, which has been adopted as our parish prayer:
Christ has no body on earth but yours;
no hands but yours;
no feet but yours.
Yours are the eyes through which he is to look out-
Christ's compassion to the world.
Yours are the feet with which he is to go about doing good.
Yours are the hands with which he is to bless others now.
We encourage our parishioners to be involved in ministry through our Stewardship Program.
The dictionary defines Stewardship as the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one’s care. Christian stewardship defines peoples relationship to God. It identifies God as owner and people as manager. God makes people His co-worker in all aspects of life. The apostle Paul explains it best by saying, “For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, God’s building” (1 Corinthians 3:9). As God’s co-workers we are invited to use our gifts to serve one another “As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace:” (1 Peter 4:10)
Stewardship is about being part of the Body of Christ, each of us possessing our own unique talents. “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it” (1 Corinthians 12:27). “For as in one body we have many parts, and all the parts do not have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ and individually parts of one another. Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us exercise them:” (Romans 12:4-6).
In essence, stewardship defines our purpose in this world as assigned to us by God. It is our divinely given opportunity to join with God, playing our own unique role in His worldwide and eternal redemptive movement of going out and making disciples of all nations.......(Matthew 28:19-20).