The US Bishops Pastoral Letter on Stewardship tells us that a steward is one who receives God’s gifts gratefully, cultivates them responsibly, shares them lovingly and in justice, and returns them with increase to the Lord. These 4 attributes of a steward match up with 4 areas of focus for both individual Catholics and the parish: we receive God’s gifts gratefully through prayer and worship focused on thanksgiving; we cultivate them responsibly through formation and education focused on learning more about stewardship and how to be better stewards; we share our gifts lovingly and in justice when we share them with others especially the less fortunate; and we can return them with increase to the Lord by giving adequately to the Lord’s instrument here on earth, our Church. We will detail ideas for how parishes can lead efforts to do this in the following tabs.
Prayer - Receives Gratefully
Stewardship Formation - Cultivates Responsibly
Outreach - Shares Lovingly in Justice with Others
Process & Evaluation - Returns with Increase
More information coming soon!