I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love one another. This is how all will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” – John 13:34-35
One of the four pillars of our Mission at St. Bernadette’s is to SERVE our community through works of Stewardship, Mercy, and Outreach.
“As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace” (1 Pt 4:10).
What identifies a steward? Safeguarding material and human resources and using them responsibly are one answer; so is generous giving of time, talent, and treasure. But being a Christian steward means more. As Christian stewards, we receive God’s gifts gratefully, cultivate them responsibly, share them lovingly in justice with others, and return them with increase to the Lord.
Stewardship includes Stewards of Creation, Stewards of Vocation and Stewards of the Church.
“The Church’s love for the poor . . . is a part of her constant tradition.” This love is inspired by the Gospel of the Beatitudes, of the poverty of Jesus, and of his concern for the poor. Love for the poor is even one of the motives for the duty of working so as to “be able to give to those in need.” It extends not only to material poverty but also to the many forms of cultural and religious poverty. (Catechism 2444)
Outreach is an activity of providing services to those who might not otherwise have access to those services. St. Bernadette’s provides a wide range of support to our Parishioners and those in need in our community.
Come join one of these critical ministries and make a meaningful impact on your neighbor.