What’s it all about?
The term "covenant" comes from Jesus' words of consecration over the cup during
the Last Supper. "This cup is the new covenant in my blood." (Luke 22:20) Since our
worship is centered in the Eucharist, we are a people of the Covenant, that is, called
through Baptism, into community by our Lord. Each year, on the last Sunday in
September, the Community celebrates a special, covenant-renewal Mass. During this
Covenant Sunday Mass the community is led in a covenant ceremony. We use our
Scrolls to renew our commitments to the covenant way of life and to the three virtues of
hospitality, spirituality and stewardship.
Online Covenant Scrolls
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At the same time we offer our gifts of time, talent and treasure on a yearly basis to the
Lord as His Spirit guides each of us, and join Christian study groups. The Mass is
followed by the Covenant Festival.
Three virtues give special focus to our Covenant Community.
HOSPITALITY: Through the virtue of Hospitality we endeavor to know and care
about each other, to share a deep sense of belonging, and to welcome the stranger. The
MINISTRIES of HOSPITALITY help us to get to know each other through shared meals
and fun times together, helping to form us into a close-knit community of Faith.
SPIRITUALITY: Through the virtue of Spirituality we endeavor to celebrate the
LITURGY in the best traditions of the Church, to promote participation in small
Christian study groups, and to develop MINISTRIES OF SPIRITUAL GROWTH within
STEWARDSHIP:Through the virtue of Stewardship we recognize that each Confirmed
person has gifts to bring to the building of the Kingdom of God. We engage in
MINISTRIES OF JUSTICE AND CHARITY, including maintaining a relationship with
a Sister Parish in the Third World. We support the Lord’s work through SACRIFICIAL
GIVING, and avoid means of support which are not within His plan for the Church.
How can I participate meaningfully?
● Plan to attend the Mass at 11 am with Family and JGS Friends
● Dedicate your commitment to the Covenant way of life and our ministries on your
Scroll and bring it to the Altar during the Mass. (There are age appropriate scrolls
for the whole family.)
● Stay for the meal, fellowship and festival after Mass
(and bring a dessert to share if your last name begins with A-K)
● Many, many volunteers are needed on Covenant Sunday, look for sign-up sheets in the
atrium and consider helping out.