Pentecost: A Stewardship Feast to Celebrate

A challenge for the Christian steward is accepting, and even rejoicing in, the fact that our commitment to faith is often a counter-cultural one. Perhaps this is nowhere more striking than in the quick cultural “end” of the Easter season, and our own belief that Easter is leading us through May to the great feast of Pentecost on May 24.


“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)


From Our Members

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

Stewardship Saint for May

Archbishop Oscar Romero
(1917 - 1980)

Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero, formally recognized by Pope Francis as being martyred “in hatred of the faith,” is to be beatified in San Salvador on May 23, 2015.


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A Bishop's Stewardship Reflections

Cardinal Edmund Szoka

Stewardship Prayer for May

In memory of Oscar Romero

A Step Along the Way

It helps now and then to step
back and take a long view. The
Kingdom is not only beyond our
efforts, it is beyond our vision.

We accomplish in our lifetime
only a fraction of the magnificent
enterprise that is God’s work.
Nothing we do is complete,
which is another way of saying
that the kingdom always lies
beyond us. No statement says all
that could be said. No prayer
fully expresses our faith. No
confession brings perfection,
no pastoral visit brings wholeness.
No program accomplishes the
Church’s mission.No set of goals
and objectives includes everything.

This is what we are about. We 
plant the seeds that one day will 
grow. We water the seeds 
already planted knowing that 
they hold future promise. We lay 
foundations that will need further 
development. We provide yeast 
that produces effects far beyond 
our capabilities.

We cannot do everything, and 
there is a sense of liberation in 
realizing this. 
This enables us to do something, 
and to do it very well. It may be 
incomplete, but it is a beginning, 
a step along the way, an 
opportunity for the Lord’s grace 
to enter and do the rest.


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