Stewardship

Stewardship is the grateful response of a Christian disciple who recognizes and receives God's gifts and shares these gifts in love of God and neighbor. 

How can I repay the Lord for all the good He has
done for me?
— Psalm 116:12

Stewardship Renewal 2017

This year’s stewardship message incorporates both an old, new, and consistent message:  of being called by Jesus to “come and follow me…”  Our poster unites a modern silhouette of a young man on his telephone, and familiar silhouette of Saint Peter with his fishing nets.  One has chosen to follow Jesus; the other is in the midst of distraction and decision.   Social media is universal in our society today.  Has it allowed us to follow Jesus or be distracted?  Saint Ignatius reminds us that we were created to praise, reverence and serve God and that all things on earth were created to help us attain heaven.  If they help, we should embrace them.  If they hinder, we should rid ourselves of them. This is an old, new, yet consistent message.  Whether it is a career in the fishing industry or whether it is modern responsibilities and/or distractions, we are faced with the question:  who are you following?  Peter responded that he was following Jesus.  What is our response?  Stewardship is gratefully recognizing and receiving this invitation to follow Jesus, then sharing our life with others.  Just like Peter.

This year’s stewardship message incorporates both an old, new, and consistent message:  of being called by Jesus to “come and follow me…”  Our poster unites a modern silhouette of a young man on his telephone, and familiar silhouette of Saint Peter with his fishing nets.  One has chosen to follow Jesus; the other is in the midst of distraction and decision.  

Social media is universal in our society today.  Has it allowed us to follow Jesus or be distracted?  Saint Ignatius reminds us that we were created to praise, reverence and serve God and that all things on earth were created to help us attain heaven.  If they help, we should embrace them.  If they hinder, we should rid ourselves of them.

This is an old, new, yet consistent message.  Whether it is a career in the fishing industry or whether it is modern responsibilities and/or distractions, we are faced with the question:  who are you following?  Peter responded that he was following Jesus.  What is our response?  Stewardship is gratefully recognizing and receiving this invitation to follow Jesus, then sharing our life with others.  Just like Peter.