Sunday, January 5, 2014

Sunday Ramblings

The wind was howling today and the wind chill was at a life threatening -52 C at times. The perfect day to stay in and stay warm.

However I was a lector at 10:30 Mass so it was out of the house I had to go. Today Harvey drove me and dropped me off at the church. He came home as he was not feeling at all well (think he managed to catch whatever it was that Kris had). He then came back to pick me up after I finished cleaning up and speaking to Father Brian.

Father Brian has started a new position at the church. It is temporary, and very part time. However it did catch my interest. The person who gets the position would be opening the church on those weekends that Father Brian is gone. The least of this positions ministries. Father Brian is calling the position....Parish Worker

The Parish Worker would also be in charge of this.

Using information from Father Brian and a set of DVD's from the Archdiocese to facilitate the class. We would be leading the Initiates on a journey into the faith.

Other ministries that the Parish Worker would be looking after is an after Alpha Program especially set up for the Catholic Faith.

They would also look after scheduling the Lay Presided Services when Father Brian is on holidays.

This position would enable me to use my Lay Ministry Formation classes to the best of my ability.

If I get it, the position is from the middle of this month until the end of May. Really not that long at all and is only set for 12 hours a week. This means I could still sub in the schools. If I don't get it, that means that there is someone more qualified than I and they deserve to get it. Nothing lost and everything to gain.

I have missed working in the Church over the past few years. I have gotten involved in more ministries and helping in the background, but it is not the same as taking a ministry and working to make it viable and productive.

The position will be filled on Wednesday, so if I hear nothing by then well I will continue doing what I do best. Helping where ever I can, lending a hand to the places most in need of my help, seeing Christ in all members of my congregation.

Everybody have a wonderful evening.

God bless.


  1. Jackie,
    I will say a prayer that God leads you where HE needs you most. I'm sure whichever way it goes, you will continue to help all of those around you. Thank you for all you do.

  2. What Lin says ... I'm sending good thoughts your way!