Ministries

Giving of Our Time & Talent

The heart of a parish is the Eucharist, but the parish family is the body that makes it a unique and vibrant community. The Cathedral of Saint Patrick provides parishioners with a wide variety of ways to be part of a communal family while practicing stewardship. Through our parish ministries, one can learn and grow as an individual, meet others who share their values, and reach out to serve the larger parish and community.

Stewards of God's gifts are not passive beneficiaries. We cooperate with God in our own redemption and in the redemption of others. We are also obliged to be stewards of the Church - collaborators and cooperators in continuing the redemptive work of Jesus Christ, which is the Church's essential mission. This mission - proclaiming and teaching, serving and sanctifying - is our task. It is the personal responsibility of each one of us as stewards of the Church. All members of the Church have their own roles to play in carrying out its mission:

  • Parents, who nurture their children in the light of faith;
  • Parishioners, who work in concrete ways to make their parishes true communities of faith and vibrant sources of service to the larger community;
  • All Catholics, who give generous support - time, money, prayers, and personal service according to their circumstances - to parish and diocesan programs and to the universal Church.

The four pillars of hospitality, prayer, formation and service invite parishioners to experience, witness and live the stewardship way of life in response to their baptismal call to discipleship. Individually, each baptized person is called to give of time, talent and treasure to strengthen these four pillars that support the parish community. Conversely, by making our parish a place of hospitality, prayer, formation and service, we provide greater opportunities for the sharing of time, talent and treasure. Strengthening the pillars of hospitality, prayer, formation and service make us faithful disciples to the love given us freely by our loving God. As faithful stewards, our only response to these gifts received is gratitude. Living stewardship is a disciple’s response to our God, who has given us everything that is good!

Hospitality

This pillar of stewardship encourages welcoming new members to the parish. When parishioners feel welcomed, it fosters a sense of ownership and personal involvement in lived stewardship to the parish family

Prayer

This pillar of stewardship enables the Christian to nurture a personal relationship with God. While parishioners find great fulfillment in giving themselves to parish life, prayer purifies and intensifies the intention of the steward. Prayer increases our yearning to receive the Eucharist. Nourished by the Word of God and the Eucharist, we are strengthened as a parish family to go and to serve the Lord. Stewardship is a lived response of the disciple to follow this command.

Prayerworks Ministry Eucharistic Adoration Rosary Ministry
Altar Servers Lectors Ushers
Altar Guild Choir Cantors

 

Formation

This pillar of stewardship enlivens the desire on the part of the steward to share what one has received and to share with a generous, grateful and loving heart. As stewardship is a formidable task involving education of the mind and conversion of the heart, each parish organization plays a role in the faith formation of its parishioners.

Faith Formation Sacramental Preparation Catholic Scripture Study
Adult Formation Becoming Catholic Young Adult Ministry
  Youth Ministry  

 

Service

This pillar of stewardship engages the steward not only in works for the parish but for the diocese, the community and the Universal Church. Although service is what most thinks of in relation to stewardship, service brings into practice the three other pillars of hospitality, prayer and formation.

Homeless Shelter Christmas Dinner for Homeless Angel Tree
St. Gerard Ministry Respect Life Ministry Knights of Columbus
Hospitality Boy Scouts  

 

 

 

Parish Ministries


Upcoming Events

Aug 19

Sunday Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Sunday, 10:00 AM

Sunday Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Time: Sunday, 10:00 AM
Location: Cathedral Church - 1621 Dilworth Road East Charlotte NC 28203
  Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is offered every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Aug 19

RCIA - Inquiry Meeting #1

Sunday, 10:15 AM

RCIA - Inquiry Meeting #1
Time: Sunday, 10:15 AM
Location: Family Life Center - Library - 1621 Dilworth Road East Charlotte NC 28203
  Inquiry meeting for those wishing to participate in the RCIA program.
Aug 19

Baptism Preparation Class

Sunday, 1:30 PM

Baptism Preparation Class
Time: Sunday, 1:30 PM
Location: Family Life Center - Meeting Room - 1621 Dilworth Road East Charlotte NC 28203
  The Cathedral of Saint Patrick provides an instructional class for parents and/or Godparents on the sacrament of baptism so all involved in the...
Aug 20

Pietra Fitness Class

Monday, 5:30 PM

Pietra Fitness Class
Time: Monday, 5:30 PM
Location: Family Life Center - Great Hall - 1621 Dilworth Road East Charlotte NC 28203
  An alternative to yoga, Pietra Fitness believes that some beneficial stretching and strengthening exercises can be separated from yoga (in some...
Aug 22

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Wednesday, 8:00 AM

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Time: Wednesday, 8:00 AM
Location: Cathedral Church - 1621 Dilworth Road East Charlotte NC 28203
  Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is offered every Wednesday at the Cathedral of Saint Patrick from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. All are welcome to...
Aug 23

Pietra Fitness Class

Thursday, 9:00 AM

Pietra Fitness Class
Time: Thursday, 9:00 AM
Location: Family Life Center - Great Hall - 1621 Dilworth Road East Charlotte NC 28203
  An alternative to yoga, Pietra Fitness believes that some beneficial stretching and strengthening exercises can be separated from yoga (in some...
 
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