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Parish Alter

St. Kilian Parish

Dear Member of St. Kilian Parish,                                April, 2017

 

“I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who abide in me, and I in them, bear much fruit. For without me, you can do nothing.” – John 15:5

Thank you for faithfully supporting our mission at St. Kilian Congregation through your prayers, the time you dedicate to important activities at St. Kilian, your shared talents, and your financial resources.

The Stewardship Committee celebrates all that you do through a Ministry Showcase after each Mass on the weekend of May 6 – 7.

Do you ever wonder what’s happening in our parish on a day-to-day basis? This is a wonderful way to learn about the committees, ministries, activities, and affiliated organizations at our parish.

Have you ever wanted to participate in different ways, but not sure where you might best use your time and talents? The enclosed brochure contains a few questions to help you reflect on your gifts, blessings, and talents prior to our Ministry Showcase.

Part of our Ministry Showcase will include the opportunity to connect with volunteer ministers, with information about where we have continuing opportunities for you to share your heart, faith, and strengths.

Most importantly, our Ministry Showcase is a “thank you!” for the generosity of the many who are dedicated to our faith family. We appreciate the hard work and dedication shown by so many at our parish as we strive to create the Kingdom of God here on Earth, in the Hartford area.

Grateful for all that you do for St. Kilian Congregation, I ask that you continue praying for the grace to remain faithful stewards and recognize God’s many gifts for each of us and for St. Kilian Congregation.

Blessings,

Fr. David La Plante

 

Click here for Stewardship Time and Talent reflection brochure

Click here for Parish Ministry Booklet to learn more about ways you might become involved!

Time and Talent Sign-Up Sheet

 

 

St. Kilian Congregation Vision Statement

We, as members of the Catholic Congregation of St. Kilian, share in the mission of the universal Church. We acknowledge God as Creator, Redeemer, and Sanctifier: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

As family and community of faith, we are joined to the People of God in mind and heart. Through Scripture, Sacramental Celebrations, and Service, we are given the strength and guidance to further the ministry of Jesus Christ in the world today.

United in faith, hope, and love, our baptism joins us to the great work of Redemption of the Risen Savior. We seek to be faithful to Christ’s vision and victory: changing darkness into light and hatred into love by our commitment to the Works of Mercy and our Savior’s commands. We stand with the poor and the powerless, the neglected and forgotten, and the victims of violence and prejudice, as guardians of the human rights of all people.

We seek to be good stewards of all creation, including protection of our Mother Earth and the equitable distribution, conservation, and regulation of the earth’s resources for the generations to come.

Through the gifts that we’ve been given, we pray for a generous and mindful spirit of thanksgiving, as we return these blessings in service to God and others. Each day we seek to build up the universal Church, which is the Body of Christ.

 

2017 Catholic Stewardship Appeal Video

 

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