Father Steve’s Opening Message of our “Growing As Disciples, Sharing Our Gifts” Campaign
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
How blessed are we to be able to walk with one another as members of St. Norbert Catholic Community! No matter what is happening around us, St. Norbert’s is the place where we can come together to encounter and worship Jesus in the liturgy, from welcome to music to the Eucharist.
It is also the place where we serve the Lord, one another and the broader community. Here, united in God’s love, we are a visible sign of the body of Christ and together we can accomplish amazing things. Nourished by prayer and the sacraments, members of our parish community grow deeper in relationship with Jesus Christ. We encourage formation in the faith and cultivating Christ-like servant leaders. We grow wider as a community by sharing our faith with others and inviting seekers to better know the Lord. We also bring the love of God to our neighbors through acts of charity and service. Through our many ministries and outreach programs, we put into action the truth stated so eloquently by St. John the Apostle: “If God so loved us, we also must love one another” (1 Jn 4:11).
With this in mind, I invite you to respond to St. Norbert Catholic Community’s stewardship program: “Growing As Disciples, Sharing Our Gifts.” Please review the contents of this brochure and prayerfully consider how you and your family can play an active role in continuing the work of Jesus Christ through our parish community. Our goal is to increase our Sunday offertory contributions in order to bring Jesus Christ to as many people as possible. This is no easy task, but I am confident that our dedicated parishioners are up to the challenge.
On October 21 and 22, 2023, the parish will be holding a special Commitment Weekend, inviting members of our community to connect with one another and to make a financial commitment that will allow St. Norbert’s to continue its important work. We are counting on you! Please participate in our “Growing As Disciples, Sharing Our Gifts” Program and help us respond to God’s great gift of love by loving one another with the heart of His Son.
Thank you for your generosity, prayers, and commitment to St. Norbert’s!