Parish life at St Clare of Assisi is full of caring, sharing and committed parishioners willing and able to fulfill God’s work on earth. By keeping our hands open and ready to receive His gifts, we are able and willing to share them with others. Our goal as good stewards is to want everyone who comes to His table each week to experience His joy, His love, His outpouring of Himself into each of us.
Belonging leads to believing and today more than ever, people are hungering to belong. To feel a part of something, you have to become invested by supporting, believing and working hard to make it a reality. A sense of belonging leads to a desire to give back, which leads to true stewardship.
Let us all pour out our gifts and use them to help others so that we may be filled up again with God’s love and mercy. It is only through our goodness to others that we can all become true disciples of the Lord.
The one who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the one who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each of you must give as you have made up your mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that you may share in every good work.
As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who eats Me, he also will live because of Me.
This is the bread which came down out of heaven; not as the fathers ate and died; he who eats this bread will live forever.