Our Stewardship Journey

If you are an early riser, as we are, and attend 8:30 Mass then you may already know who we are, Tony and Becky Kavalesky. Tony is an usher and I am a greeter.

Our stewardship journey began slowly over the years, and I can’t even tell you when it started. We came to St. Pat’s from St. Bernadette’s years ago. We, like so many, came to church every Sunday, took our seats, and attended Mass. Somewhere along the line we realized that we were doing a lot of taking and no giving. Tony became involved with the Hubbard VFW and was soon made chaplain, a position he has held for over ten years. He takes great pride in being a Christian and it shows through his service to his fellow comrades. If you have ever been present at a veteran’s funeral here at St. Pat’s you will notice that the altar servers are all VFW veterans in uniform. It’s quite an honor for them to be able to do this. Eventually Tony became an usher, and I a greeter. Soon after, we took instructions and became Eucharistic ministers. We both attended Renewal and realized what a church family and brothers and sisters in Christ meant. How our souls grew! Tony became a lay minister of prayer along with two other parishioners from St. Pat’s and he also assists with daily Mass several times a week. We started taking Communion to Liberty Arms Assisted Living for a few people and soon had a room full. God was calling us. He has blessed our lives and our marriage. We have a strong loving relationship, as well as a deep appreciation for all God has given us, especially leading us to St. Pat’s. What a wonderful journey. We look forward to what lies ahead…

Christ be our light.