Friday, April 11, 2008

Are you an "Active Catholic?"

Recently, I went to Mass at another parish. As usual, I picked up a copy of the bulletin to see what others are doing.

One of the articles asked: What does it mean to be an “Active Catholic?”

Here is the answer:

Often those seeking to celebrate marriage, baptism, or serve as Confirmation or Baptism sponsors request a letter stating that they are parishioners and active, practicing Catholics. To receive such a letter, one must be registered in the parish, attend Mass regularly, and be committed to a stewardship of time, talent, and treasure. In a parish as large as St. XYZ's, one way of verifying whether someone is “active” is through the use of offertory envelopes. If you don’t use envelopes, your contributions are not posted to your parish account.

If you cannot financially contribute for whatever reason, still remember to note your prayerful support on your envelope and place it in the weekly offertory basket. We will then be aware of your continued participation, and you will continue to be listed as “active” in our parish database.

What do you think?


Quote of the Month:

"I've got two daughters — 9 years old and 6 years old, I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don't want them punished with a baby. So it doesn't make sense to not give them information." Barack Obama


Anonymous said...

I guess this is based on Jesus' practice of charging the disciples before following him...

Phil said...

I would think an active catholic would buy their offertory envelopes themselves. and fill them! why should the church have to pay for it?