What are my talents?
How do I share these gifts
to build up God's Kingdom?
How many lives have been touched
by the gifts God has given me?
Generous and loving God, You call us to be disciples
of your son Jesus and good stewards of all your many gifts.
Open our minds and hearts to a greater awareness
and deeper appreciation of your countless blessings.
Transform us through the power of your Spirit to nurture
a stewardship way of life marked by faith-filled prayer,
service to our neighbor and generous sharing.
Teach us to be faithful servants of your gifts.
We pray through Christ, our Lord. Amen.
“As each one has received a gift,
use it to serve one another
as good stewards of God’s varied grace.”
The word “stewardship” refers to the Catholic approach to the gifts that God has bestowed upon us. These gifts include our time, our talents and giving alms.
Through your gift of time:
Attend Mass Weekly
Pray for the Church and members of our community
Support the Ministries of St. Mary's Parish Family
Through the talents God has Given You:
What talents could you share with your parish family?
The Parish Time & Talent Form lists many ways to support (but not limited to) the life of the parish.
The Parish Ministry Catalog provides information to help you fill out the Time & Talent Form
Through sharing the Blessings God gave You:
Stewardship of treasure is not about giving to a need, it's about developing your need to give - in thanksgiving for all that God has given to us. Electronic Giving
Stewardship is an expression of discipleship with the power to change how we understand and live out our lives. Disciples who practice stewardship recognize God as the origin of life, the giver of freedom, the source of all they have and are and will be. They know themselves to be recipients and caretakers of God's many gifts… They are grateful for what they have received and eager to cultivate their gifts out of love for God and one another.
Stewardship: A Disciple's Response,
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops