Talbot 7/7/19

A few weeks ago, Fr. Coady wrote about the importance of stewardship of time, talent, and treasure.  Many people express their gratitude for the blessings of God through these avenues.  Our community is blessed with folks who give so unselfishly.

Today, I want to recognize a few people who provide a wonderful example of stewardship.  Our Parish & Finance Councils began a new fiscal year which means saying thank you to some folks who have served and welcome to some who said “yes” when called to serve.

From the Parish Council, I want to thank Ellen Brockson, Rod McMullen, and Sarah Bradford for providing leadership and wonderful insights in the vision of our parish.  They have dedicated their time and talent to helping Father in the many issues regarding our parish over the past few years.  We welcome aboard Brian Geisbrecht, Christy Shaheen, and Shilo Heger.  The council goes through a process of discernment when filling vacancies on this council.  Nominations are open to the parish.  From there, the council makes recommendations for consideration.  Then Fr. Coady and I make the calls.

On the Finance Council, I want to thank Therese Miller, who faithfully fulfilled the duties and was a great asset to the council’s many projects.  We welcome aboard David Garvin, who brings some great background to the council and no doubt some enthusiasm.

Being a part of these two bodies provides our pastor the needed talent to steer our parish in the right direction.  We have a lot of people with a lot of talent in our parish, so we are very blessed.  There are many ways to serve our parish with your time, talent, and treasure.  Please consider contributing to the dynamic life of St. Thomas More so we can continue to grow and thrive.  May the Holy Spirit bless all of you who have been a part of these two councils and the many other entities so as to inspire others to step forward and offer their sacrificial stewardship.

~ Dcn Wayne Talbot

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