What does stewardship really mean?
It means understanding and using who we are, what we have, what we do, to carry
out the mission for which we were sent. I am a child of God...unique,
different than any other human being...a frighteningly awesome, humbling,
exciting, and challenging fact. It is my responsibility to try and find
out in what ways I am unique and how to use what I find out.
With what abilities have I been endowed? Do I know how
I'm to use my material possessions to accomplish that
purpose? My stewardship is my response to God's love
for me. Our understanding of our personal stewardship
today is not necessarily what our understanding will be
tomorrow. It changes with age, physical capacities,
economic circumstances and the growth that comes as we
move from the 'now I lay me down to sleep' kind of
prayers to longer periods of silence, listening and
meditation. Christian stewardship encompasses all
things. What you and I return to our Lord is in direct
proportion to how well we understand who we are, why we
are here, and our willful commitment to try and express
Each week, the parish counts on your generosity to
continue God's work on Earth.
With life's never-ending demands on our time and yes,
money, sometimes giving to the Church is the last thing on our minds. There are
many ways to financially support the Church and all its ministries: weekly
envelopes, second collections, weekly rummage sale, planned estate giving.