A few years back while attending Mass, we were asked to prayerfully reflect on how we could share our talents with the parish. Papers with a checklist of committees were shared and pencils provided. I wanted to check something on that sheet and contribute. I reviewed the list several times, but I didn’t see anything that I thought would be a good fit for me and honestly, I am hesitant when asked to step outside my comfort zone. So I folded up the paper and placed it in my pocket. I didn’t turn it in.
After Mass ended, I spent some time in our beautiful gathering space visiting and found a friend who was working at the parish. I told her I really wanted to check something on the list, but the “something” I was looking for wasn’t there. We discussed my interests and my fears about trying something outside my comfort zone. After a few moments she said, “Did you know we have a Marketing Committee?” I was beyond excited and immediately wanted to know what I needed to do to get involved. Introductions were made, I attended the next meeting, made some new friends and found my “something”.
Have you reflected and found your “something?” If so, that is wonderful, congratulations! Thank you for sharing your gifts with our parish!
If not, it may be easier than you think. Your “something” could be serving on a committee, but maybe it is something you haven’t found yet. Here are just a few ways to get involved: volunteering for events, welcoming parishioners, teaching Faith Formation, helping with the grounds, organizing packages for our Christmas gift giving – the list goes on and on. Still not sure? Reach out to Fr. Paul, a staff or committee member, or me. We’re all here and ready to help you find your “something”.
Now, if you think your something might be hanging out once a month (with a little bit of task follow up in between) with a fun group of creative people, the Marketing Committee would love to hear from you! We are looking for a few folks with a knack for written communication, who are creative thinkers, are willing to participate in implementation, and enjoy melding the creative and strategic together. Please consider joining us! If interested or if you would like to learn more, please reach out to me or contact the parish office – email@example.com or (920) 499-1546.
Special thanks to Mike Curtin, former Marketing Chair/Current Pastoral Council Vice Chair, and the Marketing Committee for welcoming me and making me feel like a valuable part of the team. It has been a truly enriching experience thus far!
So glad I found my “something” and you will be too!
Claire Williams, Marketing Committee Chair