Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
It is a blessing to serve as your pastor at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church. I have been overwhelmed by your kindness and generosity since my arrival in July, and I thank you for welcoming me and Fr. Tim Hedrick, our parochial vicar, with open arms.
As pastor, I am entrusted with the care of this family of faith at St. Catherine of Siena, and I pray each day that I may be a good steward of God’s grace. Of course, I cannot do it alone. I need the help of each of you, all of God’s people, for we are all called to work in His vineyard. As St. Paul tells us, “We are God’s co-workers” (1 Cor 3:9).We are called to be good stewards of all that God has given us; we are called to build up His kingdom here on earth.
In our case, the Kingdom of God is made present right here at St. Catherine of Siena, where so many of you give of yourselves in so many ways. I am thankful for everyone who ministers along with me in this community of faith, and I invite more of you to prayerfully consider answering the call to be “co- workers in Christ Jesus” (Rom 16:3).
I hope that this ministry directory will help you find a way to work in the vineyard, to serve the Lord as we follow the example of our patroness, whose centuries-old words echo loudly today: “Love does not stay idle.” Let us not stay idle. Let us serve the Lord with love.
Sincerely in the Lord,
Rev. Ronald L. Calkins
Click here to download the 2014-2015 Ministry Directory.