National Catholic Sisters Week – “Turning To Each Other” Sr. Mary Susan Ann Javorek

National Catholic Sisters Week – “Turning To Each Other” Sr. Mary Susan Ann Javorek

“Can you be present when the community gathers?”  That was the question posed to me by the pastor who hired me to serve as Pastoral Associate 20 years ago.  I’ve definitely grown to see the wisdom in this approach to parish ministry.  The relationships  I’ve formed have created networks of outreach and have become leaven, building a vibrant church community living the Good News within the parish and sharing it far beyond parish boundaries.  The result is that what is accomplished turns out to be far, far greater than the sum of the individuals offering their gifts!