Let me start with a little background on who I am: I am serving my third year as secretary for Pastoral Council, and I am also a Eucharistic Minister and a Lector.
I attended St. Pius X grade school, made my first communion and first reconciliation here, prepared for my confirmation through Tosa Trio, and last year, I was married here last year. I have been a member of St. Pius X parish for almost 20 years. St. Pius has been my home for almost my whole life, but I never really considered how much money it might take to help the parish thrive. I took for granted our building and our staff and our many ministries. Our goal is $425,000. I ask you to prayerfully consider how you might help us reach that goal.
I am inviting you to join me in making St. Pius X a parish filled with faithful stewards. We are called to give of the “first fruits,” to selflessly give of our time, talent, and treasure, not just to give our leftovers. Let us reflect on all that God has given us and ask ourselves how we have been using those gifts. Is our gift of treasure a measure of the gratitude we have for what we have been given? How do we use our time and talent to serve others in our family, community, workplace, and Church? Let us remember that the God who takes care of the lilies of the field and the birds of the air will likewise take care of each of us.