As the Body of Christ in Forest Glen, members of St. John’s have been given the charisms, gifts and practical resources to be a sign of the Lord’s providence and new life in the local community.
Called & Gifted
To help in the discernment of time, gifts and talents, the Stewardship Committee welcomes every parishioner to take a Catherine of Siena Institute Called & Gifted Inventory to identify possible charisms for the benefit of all. The purpose of the inventory is not to make you a busier parish volunteer, but rather to help you discern where your energies are best spent in every aspect of your life. Inventory sessions are offered on the second Saturday of the month after the 9AM Mass in the Kennedy Room.
Those who have taken the inventory may find it helpful to continue to gather with others to keep discerning how their charisms and gifts are meant to be used in family, parish, work and community life. For more information on an upcoming discernment session, contact Mary Brogan at sjeministries [at] verizon.net
During the annual Gifts Renewal Weekend in October, parishioners are asked to prayerfully discern how they will offer their gifts and resources in the upcoming year. All parishioners are encouraged to give sacrificially, with the confidence that “the Lord will not be outdone in his generosity” (St. Teresa of Avila).
To register for offering envelopes, kindly contact the Rectory.
For convenient online giving through FaithDirect, register here. Our parish code is MD97.