Stewardship – A Way of Life

A Christian Steward is defined as a disciple of Jesus who "receives God's gifts gratefully, cultivates them responsibly, shares them lovingly in justice with others and returns them with increase to the Lord." Stewardship is a way of life that comes from seeing everything as a gift from God, changing the way we see things.  The disciple is motivated by faith and a deep sense of gratitude, flowing from their faith, to a greater sharing of his/her time, talent and treasure with the Church and other worthy causes.  Time, talent, and treasure are all shared as a gift, in a planned, proportionate, thankful, and sacrificial manner.

Today more than ever there is a great need to strengthen our parishes as they, in turn, serve as a vital source of support to the communities. The heartbeat of our Church can be found in our parishes. The parish is the single most important unit of the Church.

It is in the parish that people and families become part of a worshipping and serving community. The parish is where they find faith and are encouraged to live their faith.

The purpose of the Parish Stewardship Ministry is to form parish members in an understanding and practice of true Scriptural self-giving, to develop them as great givers, and to enable and expand the mission of the parish. For most people, this is a lifelong step-by-step journey.

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