We are an active catholic community who has accepted the Spirituality of Stewardship as a way of life. Here at St. Patrick's Church, Wall and St. Margaret's Church, Lakeside we are planning to revive and invigorate the presence of our parish family in the community as good stewards of God's gifts to us. Every baptized christian is called to be the disciple of Christ (Steward) by leading a witnessing life. Let us witness the call we have received, not by passivity, but by active life style. No matter what you can contribute to the parish family, every drop of your time and talent is very important for the witnessing presence of our community here at Wall and the Diocese of Rapid City at large. Let there be no excuses before us. Because the moment you are baptized and join the family of Christ, you made a commitment to witness Him, who has called you. Witnessing life is active life. Christ does not need his disciple's inactive presence to establish His Kingdom. He has already established His Kingdom right in the midst of us. He needs active members for His Kingdom. He wants you to unleash the Grace you have received through the sacraments. He wants the sacramental presence of your life here in the community. He is not expecting you to come for the mass and receive the Grace and go home to keep the light under the bushel. “No one after lighting a lamp puts it in a cellar or under a basket, but on a stand, so that those who enter may see the light." ( Lk 11:33). We all have received the light of Christ, let us keep it on a stand. “One has not given up all things for God if that person is still holding the purse of their own opinions.” St. Francis of Assisi to his brothers
“Instead of being just a church that welcomes and receives by keeping the doors open, let us try also to be a church that finds new roads, that is able to step outside itself and go to those who do not attend Mass, to those who have quit or are indifferent. The ones who quit sometimes do it for reasons that, if properly understood and assessed, can lead to a return. But that takes audacity and courage.” Pope Francis.
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