Stewardship Saint for October St. Theresa of the Child Jesus, or Theresa of Lisieux

Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus, or Theresa of Lisieux, is a model stewardship saint because of her simple and practical way of life. Better known as the “Little Flower,” Theresa was an extremely popular saint in the first half of the twentieth century. Born in France in 1873 to a very pious family, Marie …

October 18, 2019

Stewardship Saint for September Blessed Antoine Frederic Ozanam

During the 1997 World Youth Day celebrations in Paris, Saint John Paul II beatified Antoine Frederic Ozanam in Notre Dame Cathedral and proclaimed him to be a model for all Catholic laity. “No better model could be given to the youth of the world than this young man … ‘Show us your works!’” Blessed Antoine …

September 4, 2019

Stewardship Saint for August Saint Augustine of Hippo, bishop and Doctor of the Church

Saint Augustine of Hippo was one of the most distinguished theologians in the history of the Church and may have exercised more influence on the shape and direction of doctrines of faith than any other theologian including Saint Thomas Aquinas. He was born in 354 to Saint Monica, a Christian, and Patricius, a pa­gan until …

August 21, 2019

Stewardship Saint for July Saint Mary Magdalene, Steward of Christ’s Ministry

Saint Mary Magdalene is one of the most revered saints in the history of the Church and her discipleship emphasizes the complementary roles of women, Saint Peter and the other disciples as witnesses to the Risen Christ. From the New Testament, one can conclude that Mary came from Magdala, a village on the shore of …

July 1, 2019

Stewardship Saint for June María Guadalupe García Zavala

María Guadalupe García Zavala was born in 1878 in Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico. As a child she made frequent visits to the Basilica of Our Lady of Zapopan, located next to her father’s religious goods shop. Her acquaintances said Maria treated everyone with equal respect and kindness. At age 23, Maria was engaged to be married, …

June 3, 2019

Stewardship Saint for May Saint Damien de Veuster

Saint Damien de Veuster is better known as Saint Damien of Molokai, “apostle to lepers.” When he was born in 1840, few people had any firsthand knowledge of leprosy, Hansen’s disease. But by the time he died at age 49, people all over the world knew about this disease because of him. Joseph de Veuster …

May 1, 2019

20 Stewardship Ideas For the Month of May

Join or start a summer bible study group. Plan an outing with your family. Introduce yourself to a fellow parishioner with whom you are unfamiliar. Pray for peace on Memorial Day. Help a neighbor who is physically unable to clean their yard. Invite someone to attend a weekend liturgy with you. Make a blood donation. …

A STEWARDSHIP PRAYER for May

Christ Our Lord, risen Lord, light of the world, to you be all praise and glory! Shine your light on us this Easter season so that we may reflect brilliantly the glory of your resurrection. Make us a blessing for those who suffer, live in fear or who are overwhelmed by life. And let the …

There is still time to give up something for Lent!

Try one of the following: Give up complaining focus on gratitude. Give up cynicism become an optimist. Give up harsh judgments think kindly thoughts. Give up worry trust in the Lord. Give up discouragement become more hopeful. Give up bitterness turn to forgiveness. Give up resentment cultivate some humility. Give up negativism be more positive. …

April 1, 2019