The Call to Ministry
We believe that through Baptism, the Holy Spirit dwells in every one of us, fills us with many gifts, and calls us to serve one another and the world with those gifts. None of us is without talents and gifts from the Lord. Being able to love and care for others is the basic talent and gift that has been given to all of us and is the foundation for all the other gifts of service that we may have. Ministry (which is nothing more than "Loving service to others according to one's gifts in the name of Jesus") is for every member of Christ's Church.
In the Church's Liturgy the divine blessing is fully revealed and communicated. the Father is acknowledged and adored as the source and the end of all the blessings of creation and salvation. In His Word who became incarnate, died, and rose for us, he fills us with his blessings. Through His Word, He pours into our hearts the Gift that contains all gifts, the Holy Spirit.
Catechism of the Catholic Church 1082
The whole liturgical life of the Church revolves around the Eucharistic sacrifice and the sacraments. There are seven Sacraments in the Church: Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Penance, Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders, and Matrimony.
Sacraments are "powers that comes forth" from the Body of Christ, which is ever-living and life-giving. They are actions of the Holy Spirit at work in his Body, the Church. They are "the masterworks of God" in the new and everlasting covenant.
Catechism of the Catholic Church 1113 & 1116
There are many ways to minister. We must ask ourselves, how can I best serve? What time and talents has God given to me that I should use for the service of others? We ask you to read the prayer below and meditate and pray over this call to ministry.
A Prayer of St. Theresa of Avila
Our gifts of time and talents are uniquely our own.
We are called to nurture them,
not just for ourselves,
but also for God and others.
Christ has no body now on earth but yours,
no hands but yours, no feet but yours.
Yours are the eyes through which He is to go about doing good,
yours are the hands with which He is to bless people now.