"Called to Serve" reflects a desire to serve God. The phrase is closely related to missionary work. It is the first words used when calling church members to full-time missionary service – "You are hereby called to serve …."
Bishop Noonman once said during his homily: "You are to serve, to serve God, serve your family and to serve the Church. You are the salt of the earth Salt is a special gift of nature. It preserves. It seasons. It fortifies. It purifies. As you join the ordained ministry, you are called to preserve, to fortify, and to season the lives of the people you will serve."
With its unique design focusing on "Called to Serve", this ordination gift plaque is a powerful gift for the newly ordained deacons, pastors, priests, and bishops. God has called you to share in the ministry of Jesus. May you be sustained by His grace.