International Catholic Stewardship Council
The International Catholic Stewardship Council promotes and supports Catholic teaching on stewardship by providing education and resources for dioceses, parishes, and institutions of the Roman Catholic Church.
Pope Francis said that “young people call us to renewed and expansive hope” (Evangelii Gaudium, 108), challenging all Catholics – pastoral leaders and parishioners, friends and families – to more intentionally engage and evangelize our young adults.
“You are the light of the world. A city set on a mountain cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and then put it under a bushel basket; it is set on a lampstand, where it gives light to all in the house. Just so, your light must shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your heavenly Father.” (From Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount – Matthew 5: 14-16)
Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, reminds us that, “as it expands, goodness takes root and develops. If we wish to lead a dignified and fulfilling life, we have to reach out to others and seek their good” (Evangelii Gaudium, 9). Reaching out to others is an integral part of being a good steward of the gifts God has given to us. By reaching out to others in our families, parishes, communities and local Churches, we actually show in a tangible way how we return God’s gifts back to Him with our gratitude.
Rob Faughnan Diocese of Colorado Springs
Saint Luke the Evangelist
Parish Websites from OSV
An Extraordinary Synod of Bishops is scheduled to take place from October 5 to 19, 2014, to address the topic: The Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization. Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, has asked us to pray for this extraordinary synod during the month of October. He has composed a number of prayers, including the following Prayer to the Holy Family for the Synod, which we offer as this month’s stewardship prayer for October.