Holy Family Catholic Lector

Food for Families.Nov18
Food for Families.Nov18

Where do you volunteer? Presumptuous of me to think you volunteer, right? Maybe. Maybe not.

You do volunteer, don’t you? Not judging anyone, simply assuming everyone does something, no matter how big or how small.

When I look at volunteer opportunities, there are a few criteria:

  1. We do it as a Family
  2. We look for “traditions”
  3. We focus on a learning point
  4. We have to be able to integrate it into our lives

This morning is a perfect example. I’ll be reading as a Lector, and Cheryl will act as a Minister of Holy Communion.

Our son (9) has seen us do this once or twice a month for his entire life.

We also have him place our offertory envelope in the collection plate every week. He knows how much money we give.

When he gets older, we are confident that our actions will instill in him a duty to serve others with his time, talent and treasure.

Do you ever think about the messages you send to your children, or the young people in your lives if you have no children?

“Setting an example is not the main means of influencing another, it is the only means.” –Einstein

By jeff noel

Internet's only five-a-day blogger, leaving a trail for our son. This is about putting the spirit of Love at the center of your life. It may be God, Allah, Mohammed, Buddha, Yahweh, etc. For me, it's Jesus.

2 replies on “Holy Family Catholic Lector”

sounds like when I was a kid, my dad was lecture my brother and I were alter boys…great Father /son activity

Yeah, he’ll probably be an alter boy.

When we joined our Church 11 years ago, we initially weren’t too involved. When Chapin entered the picture nine years ago, I wanted to “show” him what serving others meant. I joined a Men’s group. Men’s groups usually do things which require them to be away from their Families. So I looked for things where he could “witness” what we did. Sunday school helper and the rest is history…

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