STEWARDSHIP

Stewardship is based on the spiritual principles of the Old Testament and the teachings

of Jesus. As Catholics, realizing all that we have is a gift from God, we are encouraged

to reflect on our blessings, enhance them and share them with others. By giving of

ourselves and helping those around us, we are practicing Christian stewardship.

In 1992, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops brought attention to this

principal when they published Stewardship: A Disciple's Response (Summary of

U.S. Bishops' Pastoral Letter). Looking beyond financial contributions alone, this

document encourages Catholics to live their lives as disciples of Jesus and to share

their gifts of time, talent and treasure - more out of gratitude than obligation.

Stewardship is based on the spiritual principles of the Old Testament and the teachings

of Jesus. As Catholics, realizing all that we have is a gift from God, we are encouraged

to reflect on our blessings, enhance them and share them with others. By giving of

ourselves and helping those around us, we are practicing Christian stewardship.

In 1992, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops brought attention to this

principal when they published Stewardship: A Disciple's Response (Summary of

U.S. Bishops' Pastoral Letter). Looking beyond financial contributions alone, this

document encourages Catholics to live their lives as disciples of Jesus and to share

their gifts of time, talent and treasure - more out of gratitude than obligation.

STEWARDSHIP DAY 2018 VIDEOS

STEWARDSHIP DAY 2018 VIDEOS

STEWARDSHIP DAY 2017 VIDEOS

STEWARDSHIP DAY 2017 VIDEOS

STEWARDSHIP DAY 2016 VIDEOS

STEWARDSHIP DAY 2016 VIDEOS

STEWARDSHIP DAY 2015 VIDEOS

STEWARDSHIP DAY 2015 VIDEOS

STEWARDSHIP DAY 2014 VIDEOS

  • Opening Remarks by Bishop Larry Silva, and Stewardship as Spirituality by Fr. Daniel Mahan video (Handout)

  • Seven steps to success by Fr. Daniel J. Mahan, Video (Handout)

STEWARDSHIP DAY 2013 VIDEOS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS)

What is Stewardship?

What is Stewardship?

It is a complete lifestyle acknowledging God as Creator and Provider of all. It is the

grateful receiving and responsible management of God's gifts, and the eager sharing of

them as expressed in prayer, worship, offering and action.

Who is a Christian Steward?

As a disciple of Jesus, a Christian Steward receives God's gifts gratefully, manages

them responsibly, and shares them joyfully, giving back to the Lord generously of one's

time, talent and treasure.

How do I get started with Stewardship?

How do I get started with Stewardship?

Stewardship is a journey of faith; it is more a process than a program. The key steps in

the process can be summarized as such:

  • Discern: Reflect on all that the Lord has provided to you.

  • Develop: Build on your gifts and leverage your talents.

  • Disburse: Begin an enhanced sharing of your time, talent and treasure.

Stewardship is a journey of faith; it is more a process than a program. The key steps in

the process can be summarized as such:

  • Discern: Reflect on all that the Lord has provided to you.

  • Develop: Build on your gifts and leverage your talents.

  • Disburse: Begin an enhanced sharing of your time, talent and treasure.

How does the Parish Community get started with Stewardship?

How does the Parish Community get started with Stewardship?

Each parish is unique and must find the level of stewardship that is acceptable and 

comfortable for the parishioners. Most important you need to secure the personal

involvement of your key leaders (pastor, staff, & lay volunteers). A commitment of time,

effort, financial resources, and prayer for the long range is vital. A parish education

program must be developed to communicate a clear and concise message, one that is

repeated and included some way in all other parish programs and

communications. Finally, a willingness to trust that as stewardship is taught and

accepted as a faith response, urgently needed human, physical, and financial resources

will follow.

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For more information or assistance, please contact Stewardship & Development at (808) 203-6723 or click here to email.

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