Volunteer of the Month (Feb. 2016)
Thank you, Joanne Pisaturo!
"As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's grace" (1 Peter 4:10)
Tell us a little bit about you and your family before coming to Port Charlotte? I lived in Spencerport, New York. I have two sisters and a large extended family of cousins, aunts and uncles. I have great memories with my family growing up. We spent many times at the beach and a lot of fun when we had reunions. I became a parishioner in 1983 and worked as an RN Nurse at Charlotte Heart and Vascular for 30 years. (Dr. Collado for 25 of those years.)
What’s the most important lesson you’ve learned in life? Trust in God because I am totally helpless.
Why is your faith so important to you? Because if you don’t have faith, it makes life much more difficult. I hang on to my faith especially in tough times. I think people with faith are much less afraid of life - or death.
What ministries are you involved with at St. Charles? I have been a sacristan for over 5 years and am more involved now. I am an altar server and have been an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist since 1988. I currently volunteer at the St. Vincent DePaul Society.
Who’s your favorite Saint and why? St. Paul is my favorite saint because, like us, he had human frailties and found faith.
What would you say to someone who is considering getting involved in a ministry at St. Charles? I get more than I give. It is very rewarding, so do get involved.