Success Can Only Be Achieved With Others

Yesterday evening, I had a wonderful visioning and brainstorming meeting with some of the key leadership I work with in youth and young adult ministry in the Diocese of San Jose. We had an incredible discussion and each of them challenged me to think in a different way which will allow us to expand and grow our ministry in the near future.

I am incredibly thankful for the gifts and strengths they bring to our ministry.

That meeting reminded me of this great quote from John C. Maxwell’s book, Winning With People.

“My success can be achieved only with others.
My lessons can be learned only from others.
My weaknesses can be strengthened only by others.
My servanthood can be tested only under others’ leadership.
My influence can be compounded only through others.
My leadership can be focused only on others.
My best can be given only to others.
My legacy can be left only for others.
So I should commit myself to and celebrate with others!”

To all those I work in ministry with, may we work with each other to achieve success in our ministry and to celebrate all the success that we’ve had!

John Rinaldo

As the Business Manager at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Morgan Hill, CA, Dr. John Rinaldo serves as the administrator over operations and finances for the parish in support of all parish ministries. Previously, John served as the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of San Jose, empowering parish communities to minister to the needs of youth and young adults. John is also an adjunct professor at Santa Clara University teaching pastoral ministry courses to graduate students.


John Rinaldo


As the Business Manager at St. Catherine Catholic Church in Morgan Hill, CA, Dr. John Rinaldo serves as the administrator over operations and finances for the parish in support of all parish ministries. Previously, John served as the Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of San Jose, empowering parish communities to minister to the needs of youth and young adults. John is also an adjunct professor at Santa Clara University teaching pastoral ministry courses to graduate students.



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