When Bob and Tacie Adams joined Saint Michael Parish several years ago, it didn’t take long for them to get involved in the parish community.
“Fr. Jim welcomed us to the community,” Tacie says. “We got involved with the Hospitality Ministry and it was awesome. It was a great way to meet new people. They were all extremely welcoming. It’s just a great community.”
Having been very active in their former parish in southern California for many years, Bob and Tacie found it hard to leave when they moved away from their “second family.” But now, the two of them feel right at home here in our parish community.
“Anytime someone from the office calls, we always say ‘yes,’” Tacie says. “It’s like our family, it’s once again home away from home.”
“It’s been pretty easy getting involved,” Bob adds. “Again, we were so involved before in our old parish, it was easy for us here.”
Having been married for 40 years, Bob and Tacie have three children and four grandchildren. They moved here after retiring in 2016, and both now serve in many areas around our parish community. They help out with hospitality, cooking, and catering for various ministries, serving with Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, and Bob is actively involved in the Knights of Columbus as the Grand Knight for our council. They have found it to be an easy transition into the parish, as there are many great opportunities for them to engage and participate.
“We’re a stewardship parish,” Tacie says. “We give back as much as we can, all parishioners do. But the thing that is really unique is the opportunities that Fr. Jim and the staff provide for the parishioners. Every time we turn around, there’s another praise and worship night or special event. They seem to fill the niche for all parishioners. What is provided is an opportunity for every parishioner to be involved.”
For Bob, the motivation to serve comes from the Gospel of Matthew — “whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.” (25:40). Tacie adds that service is integral to her walk as a Catholic, and stewardship is at the heart of their service.
“With stewardship, you find you have so many talents to be thankful for,” Tacie says. “The monetary part is something you just plan. It’s not a Sunday commitment — stewardship is a way of life, you look at everything you have. We have been blessed to be able to share so much more than just our finances because we have committed our lives to stewardship. Our time and talent have blossomed because we understand the importance of sharing our time, talent, and treasure.”