Levels of Membership
WE INVITE YOU TO CONSIDER HOW
YOU CAN PARTICIPATE
IN THIS RURAL MINISTRY
FULL MEMBERSHIP --- Open to Catholic women ages 21 and older who offer their life to share the Good News of God's love permanent commitment.
OBLATES --- Catholic Women who share in our life of prayer and work on a day-to-day basis.
ASSOCIATES --- Those interested in a greater spiritual link with us and desire to learn more about the Rule of St. Benedict lived out in the world.
VOLUNTEERS --- Catholic Women who desire to give of themselves a period of service in this rural apostolate living and working with the Rural Parish Workers in day to day contact with neighbors.
KINGS MEN --- Clergy and lay people interested in promoting this rural apostolate meet annually at the sponsor's Dinner in St. Louis. Many give financial and professional assistance throughout the year.
FRIENDS OF THE RURAL PARISH WORKERS --- Women who assist financially, through service, encouragement and prayer. They sponsor an annual Fashion Show in St. Louis for the benefit of the work.
INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS --- People of all ages and denominations. They support the work through personal assistance, gifts, bequests and prayer.
All benefactors share in the work and are remembered daily in prayer, especially at the Eurcharist, Morning and Evening Prayer.
The Rural Parish Worker apostolate is financed entirely by donations.
The Annual Catholic Appeal supplies additional funding each year.
Gifts and bequests are tax deductible