Awareness Weekend A “heads-up” that Stewardship renewal time is coming. It’s time to reflect, pray and plan for the sharing of Time and Talent in all aspects of life this year. Supported by: Bulletin Inserts, Bulletin and Pulpit Announcements, General Intercessions, Homilies, Lay Witness.
Just After Awareness Weekend... Parish Wide Mailing - Letter and Spiritual Brochure reinforcing what was heard and read at Mass. Could also include an invitation to Gifts Celebration.
Gifts Celebration Weekend Shows gratitude for the many gifts God has given us. Publicly thanks people for sharing their gifts with others. Makes known to ALL parishioners how gifts are shared in the parish community. Makes connections between giftedness and the Sunday Liturgy. AND...
Inspires others to recognize, use and share their gifts at home, work, community and parish! Part of an Annual Renewal Process for Time and Talent (that ultimately leads to Commitment Weekend). Supported by: Bulletin Inserts, Bulletin and Pulpit Announcements, General Intercessions, Homilies, Lay Witness and of course,THE CELEBRATION!
Gifts Celebrationis NOT... Gifts Celebration is NOT... NOT a “Thank You” Party Exclusively for Ministers (make party separate). NOT a Recruitment Vehicle for New Ministers. NOT a Replacement for Annual Renewal of Commitment. NOT an Unplanned Happening. NOT only limited to a Time and Talent Fair.
How Do We Celebrate? At Mass Litany of Ministries Processional Banners Video/Slide Show Collage Display AND AFTER...
Perhaps… A Ministry Fair! Showcase Different Ministries Children’s Activities Hospitality/Greeters BE CREATIVE!
St. Mary, East Islip St. Ignatius Loyola, Hicksville
St. Ignatius, Hicksville Ss. Philip & James, Saint James
St. Mary, East Islip Our Lady of the Snow, Blue Point
Just After Celebration Weekend Parish Wide Mailing - Letter, Ministry Directory and Time and Talent Commitment Card.
Commitment Weekend Parishioners make or renew commitments to sharing their gifts of Time and Talent. It’s a time to take action! Supported by: Bulletin Inserts, Bulletin and Pulpit Announcements, General Intercessions, Homilies, In-Pew Completion and Lay Witness.
Follow-Up Weekend Those who did not commit last week may do so now. Supported by: Bulletin and Pulpit Announcements, General Intercessions, Homilies, In-Pew Completion and Lay Witness.
Beyond Follow-Up Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!! (A MUST or it may cost you 7 years or more!) Data Management Interviews, Matching, Placement, Training, Supervision, Coaching, Mentoring!
The “In Between” Continue using the language of Stewardship in ALL Communications throughout the parish. - Homilies- Announcements - Bulletin- Letters/Mailings - Newsletter- Bulletin Boards - Web Site - Phone Calls - General Intercessions- Parish Events EVERYTHING!