January 28, 2018

A new ministry highlighting the dignity of work: The Service and Outreach Committee will be launching a new ministry in the hopes of  reaching those in need of employment and those wishing to strengthen their careers. The Saint Maurice Parish Career Networking Ministry is for parishioners seeking employment or entering a new career. The mission of the ministry is to provide career transition information, resources,  mentoring, and networking. It is designed to use the skills, talents, and resources of our parish to support one another as we fulfill our God-given call  to healthy work.

Recall the words of our Holy Father: Work should be the setting for rich personal growth, where many aspects of life enter into play: creativity,  planning for the future, developing our talents, living out our values, relating to others, giving glory to God. It follows that, in the reality of today’s  global society, it is essential that “we continue to prioritize the goal of access to steady employment for everyone,” no matter the limited interests of  business and dubious economic reasoning. We were created with a vocation to work. Work is a necessity, part of the meaning of life on this earth, a  path to growth, human development and personal fulfillment. Our broader objective should always be to allow our brothers and sisters a dignified life  through work (Pope Francis, On Care for Our Common Home [Laudato Si’], nos. 127-28).

A voluntary survey will be available in the bulletin the weekend of February 3 and 4 (copies will also be available at the Welcome Desk). Please read  the survey, and then complete and return it to the Welcome Desk if you are seeking services, if you wish to share your expertise, or if you wish to be a  mentor. More information about this exciting new ministry will be available in next week’s bulletin along with the survey. Please contact Diana Hardy  with questions, hardy_diana@comcast.net.

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