Within the Catholic Church tithing is often viewed by many as a necessary but unpleasant activity to support it’s spiritual efforts. Though the truth is, tithing in the Church is first and foremost a form of ministry.
Through the practice of tithing we are encouraged to give. When we give to the Church in this way, it is as spiritual as entering a time of prayer, visiting the sick, or feeding the hungry.
When we tithe we are ministering to the Church by showing gratitude for God’s countless blessings, we are proclaiming his dominion over us, and we are providing the much needed funds to spread the Good News of salvation.
Tithing has turned into a grand adventure for many Christians. Since they undertook this methodical way of giving to the Lord’s work, abundant spiritual and material blessings have brightened their lives and lightened their burdens.
St. Joan of Arc Parish has an employment opportunity for a Director of Religious Education (DRE)
The position of Director of Religious Education (DRE) at Saint Joan of Arc Parish is available immediately. This position is responsible for administering the Parish K-8 Religious Education Program. This also includes special needs children. This is a 40 hour work week/10 month position.
Educational / Work Experience:
This position requires a Bachelor’s or a Master’s degree in Theology, Catechetics, Religious Education, or a related field. Three years of experience as a DRE or a catechist is required. Salary will be commensurate with applicant’s experience.
Cover Letter and Resume should be submitted to the Parish Office attention Barbara Hasson or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Next Sunday the Church throughout the world celebrates All Saints Day. This great solemnity rejoices in all of God’s “holy ones” who have endured the trials of this life and now share in the glory of heaven. We, of course, recall all the great saints whom we venerate throughout the year: the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Holy Apostles, the martyrs and confessors, the many great men and women like Saint Francis of Assisi, St. Catherine of Siena, St. Thomas More, St. Therese, whom the church has canonized over the centuries. We all have our favorites. I have a special love for St. Augustine, St. Mary Magdalene, St. Philip Neri, and our homegrown American saints, Saint John Neumann and Saint Katherine Drexel. They are all wonderful role-models for us in living out our faith. But we also remember those countless men and women who have lived lives of heroic virtue and have been forgotten by all…except by God. I think of all the parents and grandparents, single men and women, married couples (did you know that Pope Francis just canonized the first married couple, the parents of Saint Therese of Lisieux?), innocent children, faithful priests and sisters, who lived saintly lives and are not with the Lord in glory. You see, being canonized is not what is important but, rather, being a saint is! All Saints Day is also the beginning of November, the traditional month in which we Catholics pray for the dead, especially the souls in purgatory. We remember them in a special way on All Souls Day, November 2. We have a beautiful tradition here at Saint Joan of Arc in having a Mass of Remembrance for all those who have died this past year. Remember: to pray for the dead is a good and holy thing to do! May the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace!
The Interfaith Shelter is currently in need of new pillows and diapers (sizes 4, 5, & 6). All donations are appreciated!
We would like to express our gratitude to this week's bulletin sponsor, Dave Drobnock, Realtor of Coldwell Banker. Thank you for your support!
The sale has begun! The available kinds are Nut, Poppy Seed, Apricot, Lekvar (prune) and Raspberry (seedless) and each are $15. Call Janet Polto at 533-3368 or see any CCW member to place your order by November 8. Pick up will be 11/24. Nut rolls can be frozen and make great Christmas gifts.
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