Meaning of Stewardship

A Steward's Way

The life of a Christian steward models the life of Jesus.  It is challenging and even difficult, in many respects, yet intense joy comes to those who take the risk to live as Christian stewards. Women and men who seek to live as stewards learn that "all things work for good for those who love God" (Rom 8:28).

After Jesus, we look to Mary as an ideal steward. As the Mother of Christ, she lived her ministry in a spirit of fidelity and service; she responded generously to the call. We must ask ourselves: Do we also wish to be disciples of Jesus Christ and Christian stewards of our world and our Church? Central to our human and Christian vocations, as well as to the unique vocation each one of us receives from God, is that we be good stewards of the gifts we possess. God gives us this divine-human workshop, this world and Church of ours.

 The Spirit shows us the way.

Stewardship is a part of that journey.

STEWARDSHIP MEANS:

  • Using one’s gift of TIME by growing in relationship to God and by striving faithfully to attend weekly Mass, as the Eucharist is the greatest act of thanksgiving.

  • Sharing one’s TALENT and skills by utilizing them in some ministry of the parish, or in the greater community.

  • Giving of one’s TREASURE by contributing a portion of income, trying to take steps toward tithing as referred to in scripture.