Christian Service Commission
• To live out the Gospel message, to respect human life and dignity and to work for justice and peace.
• To prayerfully implement priorities, activities and projects.
• To encourage the involvement of parishioners of Holy Family Parish in service to each other and the community in volunteering to serve the needs of the poor, suffering and the less fortunate wherever such needs exist.
Our direction comes from Christ himself, who has challenged us to implement the corporal works of mercy.
The Christian Service Commission meets the fourth Monday of the month from 1:45 p.m. to 3 p.m., August through May, in the Adult Ed. room #7 in the school. (meeting sometimes moves due to Monday holidays.)
The objective of Christian Service Commission is to encourage parishioners to participate in service to each other and our community by serving the needs of the poor, the suffering and the less fortunate among us.
At monthly meetings commission members are updated by representatives from each of the ministries that work under the Christian Service Commission. As support for these ministries Commission Members are ask to serve as advisors, offering new ideas, encouragement and problem solving strategies. Members are also asked to help familiarize others with ministry opportunities within these groups when the occasion arises. Your involvement as a commission member is simply the once a month meeting.
For the Year of Mercy, we will be tithing 5% of our weekend collections. The Lord asks all of us to give back to him from the first fruits of our labors and we want to do the same on a parish-wide level. Pope Francis has said over and over again that the poor must always be the Church’s first priority and we believe that this 5% is a powerful way of doing so.
The following groups fall under the Christian Service Commission:
• Bereavement & Sick
• Rosary Makers
• St. Joseph Guild
• Funeral Luncheon
• Mission Auxiliary
• Respect Life
• St. Joseph Pantry
• Soup Kitchen
• St. Vincent de Paul
• Meal Crew