What Is STEWARDSHIP?
“Stewardship is the ability to share one’s gift of life, time, talents, and resources with others with no strings attached and no conditions.”-the late Archbishop Thomas Murphy
“Come, you who are blessed by my Father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food. I was thirsty and you gave me a drink, a stranger and you welcomed me,naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.” The righteous will answer him and say, “Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? When did we see you ill or in prison, and visit you?” And the king will say to them in reply, “Amen, I say to you , whatever you did for the best of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.”Matthew 25:34-40
—spending time with God in prayer
Prayer is the beginning of stewardship.
Only when we spend time with God in prayer are we spiritually prepared to offer ourselves in service to others.
Attend Mass every Sunday and on Holy Days
Spend 15 minutes in personal prayer
Pray together with loved ones
Read the Bible for one hour a week
Pray the Rosary at least weekly
Go to confession every other month
Talent— Using My Talents in Parish Ministries