Our outreach ministry believes that transforming people is at the heart of God’s plan for the world. Every time we reach out to our brothers and sisters beyond the walls of our parish the consequences of our actions echo throughout our family, friends, school, neighborhood, our community and beyond—to people we will never meet.
While we have been working to transform lives, we have discovered that bringing happiness to other people increases your own happiness. The smiles and the heartfelt “thank yous”
that we receive through our ministry cannot be erased in our hearts and minds.
Matthew Kelly summed up the Mission of our Outreach Ministry in his new book “The Biggest Lie . . .” when he defined Holy Moment: “A Holy Moment is a moment when you are being the person God created you to be, and you are doing what you believe God is calling you to do in that moment. It is an instance where you set aside self-interest, personal desire, and what you feel like doing or would rather be doing, and embrace what you believe will bring the most good to the most people in that moment.”
Through the Outreach ministry, as we create these moments in our lives, we can also transform others. And if we, as Catholics, don’t do this who will? Our Church is the center of Collinsville. As a Parish we need to be the heart of Collinsville.
We are looking for others to join us to create and implement more life transforming events. If you want to be involved, we have a place for you to use your time and unique talents!