Stewardship is living a life of gratitude – taking the time every day to recognize the gifts that God has given us and to be grateful for them. To show our gratitude to God, we return these gifts in the form of OUR TIME, OUR TALENT, and OUR TREASURE. We return these gifts not because God or our Church needs them but because we become so overwhelmed by His abundant love that we just feel the need to show our love and gratitude to God.
Spending Time with God Stewardship involves spending time with God. Recognizing that every day is a gift from God, we strive to spend some of each day with God, through prayer, Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, scripture reading, quiet, meditation and other spiritual activities. During this time we ask God how He wants us to use the gifts He has given to us.
Sharing Talent Stewardship involves sharing talent. Recognizing that God has given each individual unique skills and talents so that together we can do the work of Our Lord, we strive to share our own talents to encourage and welcome others to also use their talents to participate in the mission and ministry of the Church
Giving Treasure Stewardship involves giving treasure. Giving time and talent does not excuse us from giving treasure. Throughout the Gospels, Jesus challenged us to give as it has been given to us. Aware of our tremendous financial blessings, we strive to give generously to support the building up of God’s kingdom. We recognize the 10% tithe as an important sacrificial goal. We suggest 5% given to your local parish and 5% given to other catholic charities. Although this level of giving may not be immediately possible, we are aware of what percentage we are giving back. We regularly strive to increase our generosity, taking small incremental steps toward giving a full tithe.
You alone are the source of every good gift.
We praise you and thank you for the gift of life and the redeeming
love of your son, Jesus Christ.
You invite us by our baptism, to be stewards of your
abundance. Help us to open our hearts in gratitude, so that we
may open our hands in love and service to your Kingdom.
Please send your Holy Spirit upon us so that we may use your
gifts wisely and teach us to share them generously.
Lord, the Holy Family- Jesus, Mary, and Joseph- model for us
the perfect example of sacrificial love. May we imitate them
so that our lives bring glory to You and advance
Your Kingdom here on earth.
We pray this with grateful hearts, through Jesus Christ your
Son our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God both now and forever.
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