You were not meant to just go to church on a Sunday; you were meant to be the Church, to serve the Church and get involved with the Church.
Yet, with busy schedules consisting of parenting, full-time jobs, appointments, running errands and so much more, how exactly do we become involved and not just church-goers?
“As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” -1 Peter 4:10
“Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing!” -Psalm 100:2
Don't Hesitate to Start Getting Involved
No matter which side of the volunteer fence we’re on - whether on the inside, already volunteering, or on the outside looking in, it seems that we might all benefit from some prayerful consideration of our role at the parish. Taking it to prayer and asking what we, individually, are doing to help bring souls to God for His Greater Glory through our work at the parish might be a good starting point. If we’re not doing as much as we might actually be called to do, perhaps through prayer we can be directed to doing something more, however seemingly small, to lend a hand. If we’re already involved, perhaps we can obtain the grace through prayer to more quickly welcome and meaningfully involve newcomers. In doing so, we can help build up the Mystical Body of Christ through our cooperation with His grace. Wherever you feel called (or gently nudged) to join, don't be afraid to jump in! Join one of our wonderful Circles. Become a lector. Participate in the choir. Attend a few different meetings if you like, to find a group that feels like a good fit for you.
Take the leap and offer yourself to the Church!