Catholic Stewardship is a way of living as a disciple of Jesus Christ by recognizing that all we have is really a gift from God, not the product of our own accomplishments. And our generous God expects us to return a generous portion of His gift to us by sharing our time, talent, and treasure with others. So Catholic Stewardship calls us to develop a need to give, rather than merely giving to a need!
The Gift of Time
None of us has ENOUGH of it. All of us want MORE. How much time do you set aside for God? Yourself? How about time for family and friends and those in need? Make the most of your time by following in the footsteps of Jesus. Give a senior citizen a ride to Mass, collect food for the needy or visit a shut in. Most of all make a commitment of your time.
The Gift of Talent
We are all blessed with talents by God—-you just may not have discovered them yet! Search out those talents, nurture them, and then share them with others. Do you like to cook? Then maybe you can prepare a meal when a family is in need. Do you enjoy being with young people? Then maybe the Youth Ministry is for you. There are many opportunities here at Annunciation of the Lord to express your talents and explore new ones for the betterment of our parish family and for the community as a whole.
Consider these Outreach Ministries, are you called to give your time and your talent to the Lord by joining us in our mission?
Other important Outreach Ministries to consider:
CATHOLIC FAMILY SERVICES
Confidential individual, family and pregnancy counseling. The Decatur office is open every Friday. For an appointment, call Ann Knowles at 584-0058 (Wednesday) or 536-0073 (Monday – Thursday).
CCC – COMMITTEE ON CHURCH COOPERATION
The CCC is an interdenominational local agency which provides assistance to the poor in the Decatur area. For more information, call the CCC at (256) 355-8893
Hospice of the Valley
216 Johnston Street SE
Decatur, AL 35601
MEALS ON WHEELS
1626 4th Avenue
Decatur, AL 35601