“God so constructed the body, that there may be no dissension in the body, but that all the members may be concerned for one another. If one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; if one member is honored, all the members share its joy.” 1 Cor. 12: 24b, 25-26
Parishioners seek the parish family as a primary community to serve and to be served—to give and to receive. If a parishioner finds they can serve and be ministered to, they have little need to search elsewhere for this fulfillment. Likewise, they have recognized a place where their service is appreciated and utilized for the good of the Church. St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church strives to encourage parishioners to be of service to the parish and to the community. Through the Service Pillar, parishioners can put into practice the other three pillars of stewardship: hospitality, prayer and formation.
Parishioners are given opportunities to give back to God through the following Parish Apostolate Groups which are aligned with the Service Pillar of Stewardship: