Faith, Hope, and a Sense of Humor: How to Survive and Thrive on the Front Lines of Parish LifeRegular price $10.95 Save Liquid error (snippets/product-template line 127): Computation results in '-Infinity'%
Catholic parishes are staffed by dedicated, passionate members of the laity who are underpaid and overworked but nevertheless continue to labor in the vineyard of the Lord. Whether you are on staff or a volunteer, faith, hope, and a sense of humor are crucial to surviving and thriving in parish ministry.
Down-to-earth, candid, and funny, author Karen Baker has served for over a decade on the front lines of her parish, and she can empathize and commiserate with the day-to-day struggles, like when the toilets back up during Sunday Mass. This little book intends to offer a ray of hope and humor by reminding parish leaders that developing holy habits and clothing themselves in Christ can help them navigate the challenging and changing world of ministry.
About the Author
As office manager at a large suburban parish north of New Orleans, I have been on the front lines of Catholic parish life for seven years. It is humbling, exhausting, exhilarating and much more! After more than 20 years in journalism and with a degree in pastoral ministry, this seemed to be a good time to put together my two loves: writing and parish life. The result is this book, meant especially as encouragement for my friends in the vineyard of the Lord. I live in Covington, Louisiana, with my family and enjoy seeing what God sends my way each day.