Here at St. Matthew we started a process in December 2015 called FIVE More. It is an invitation to follow the Lord intentionally. To do so it will require discipline on our part. Discipline is a side of discipleship. It is that discipline we call FIVE More in our parish.
If each one of us as a family, couple and individual can give FIVE More of themselves to be a disciple of Christ then we can all make a difference in our parish and within the community.
What exactly is FIVE More?
Over the past two years our parish has distributed copies of four books by Matthew Kelly (Rediscover Catholicism, The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic, Beautiful Mercy, Resisting Happiness, and Perfectly Yourself) as a tool to energize and evangelize parishioners. The common theme of these books is how to become a more active and dynamic catholic.
What is an active and dynamic catholic?
It’s a process, a journey, that each of us is on. From Matthew Kelly’s book, The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic, the four themes of being an active, dynamic catholic are: praying, studying, giving generously, and evangelizing.
Below are some examples of how each of us can commit to giving FIVE More:
Prayer (I will commit to…)
- 3-minute retreat, sacred space, Give Us This Day, Take 5 for Faith, Dynamic Catholic
- spending time each week in adoration
- praying the rosary/praying with family
Study (I will commit to…)
- At Home with the Word – use resources recommended by St. Matthew to study Scripture
- take advantage of the parish library
- Bible study opportunities
Generosity (I will commit to…)
- spending more time with family
- volunteering in the community
- giving financially
Evangelize (I will commit to…)
- talking to family about faith
- sharing media digitally/print
- invite friends & family to Mass
We invite you personally, as a married couple, as a family to talk about your commitment to Jesus and how doing FIVE More will help you grow as his disciple.
If you are not a registered member here at St. Matthew and would like to be, visit the Become a Member page or call the parish office at 435-6811.