“Becoming a disciple of Jesus Christ leads naturally to the practice of stewardship. These linked realities, discipleship and stewardship, then make up the fabric of a Christian life in which each day is lived in an intimate, personal relationship with the Lord . . .Following Jesus is the work of a lifetime. At every step forward, one is challenged to go further in accepting and loving God’s will. Being a disciple is not just something else to do, alongside many other things suitable for Christians; it is a total way of life and requires continuing conversion.” – Stewardship: A Disciple’s Response, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Over the next several weeks, we hope you will join us as we enter into the Seasons of Stewardship with weekly reflections and step you can take to become a disciple of Christ and practice stewardship.
Week of October 16:
This weekend, we celebrate the start of the Season of Stewardship! This season is an opportunity to pray and discern our involvement in stewardship individually and as a parish. Stewardship is a disciple’s response; we recognize that all we have is a gift from God and we are asked to share our time, talent, and treasure with others in return. In a few weeks, you will receive your stewardship commitment card in the mail, and we look forward to your response!
Week of October 23:
Do you desire a deeper prayer life? Do you desire purpose and authenticity? Do you desire to meet new people? Are you looking to serve the community or help parishioners? Are you looking to be more charitable or increase your giving to the parish family? If you answered yes to any of these questions, stewardship of time, talent, or treasure is your answer! Just as our parish families share their witness stories this weekend, we each have a stewardship witness to share! What is your story?
Week of October 30:
This week you will receive your season of stewardship parishioner mailing. This is your invitation to say, “Yes!” You will receive a letter from our pastor, ministry information and your commitment card. Why would we collect the commitment card? It’s simple, individuals are 40% more likely to complete their goals or commitments by writing them down. Additionally, knowing this information helps our ministries and staff prepare and plan parish hospitality, liturgies, and programs more effectively. Please send in your commitment card to the parish office or place it in the offertory basket on Sunday!
Week of November 6:
We are grateful for the response and generosity of so many parishioners this past week. If you are still discerning your commitment when you are ready just place your commitment card in the basket or send it to the parish offices. We will begin to connect new volunteers with ministry leaders in the upcoming weeks. Please call the parish offices with any questions!