Stewardship is a way of life. It is a life of gratitude for all of God's blessings – our very life, family, work, health, material possessions, our faith and so many more.
Baptism is a sacrament of faith and new birth in the Holy Spirit. Through baptism flows the call to discipleship and service. Serving others means sharing the many blessings and gifts we have received from God. The United States Catholic Bishops tell us, "Once one chooses to become a disciple of Jesus Christ, Stewardship is not an option."
The Catholic Church invites us to deepen our relationship with Jesus Christ through daily prayer and frequent reception of the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion. By growing closer to Christ, we will come to know the ways in which Our Lord wants us to share the gifts that have been entrusted to our care.
Everything we have has been given to us…our time, our work and leisure, our talents and skills, our family and friends, and our financial and material resources. As sons and daughters of God, we are called to give joyfully and generously, and in doing so, we deepen our love for our brothers and sisters by seeing Christ in all.
The Discipleship Committee has been formed to help foster Stewardship as a way of life throughout our parish. In the next year, we will be called to:
- Prayerfully discern how God has uniquely gifted each one of us.
- Reflect on what priority God and His Church play in our lives.
- Decide how we plan to share these gifts with God and His Church.
- Make an intentional, planned and proportionate commitment to God and His Church.
Please reach out if you have any questions, ideas or would like to get involved!
Aryana Wilson, Stewardship Chair and Staff Liaison, email@example.com
Anna Marie Chamblee