Who is a parishioner of St. Monica Parish?
(As defined by the Parish Pastoral Council)
A parishioner is not simply someone whose name appears on the parish roster. Membership in St. Monica Parish involves meeting at least two of the following three criteria:
- Worship with the community on Sundays and Holy Days;
- Regularly support the parish through reasonable and identifiable monetary contributions’
- Be involved in one or more of the spiritual, educational, service or social activities of the Church.
Following are some criteria that are used to determine parishioner status:
- Time: Do you worship regularly with the community on Sundays and Holy Days?
- Talent: What abilities and gifts can you share with St. Monica Parish? Can your vocational abilities be used to better the parish? Example: can you share computer knowledge, offer nursing expertise, volunteer in class or tutor students, promote fundraisers, serve as a Eucharistic Minister or Lector, minister to shut-ins, serve on a committee, help with the Liturgy, etc.
- Treasure: Do you give to God financially a part of what He gives to you? While Scripture calls us to tithe, it is between you and God what you are able to give. Are you using your envelopes weekly? It is important for you to use the envelopes that are mailed to you because it allows for better and more accurate records of your giving.