What is Stewardship?
Stewardship provides a spiritual way of living for all of us – a way of being in the world, particularly as we continue to embrace the New Millennium and respond to the Gospel call to renew the face of the Earth.
Stewardship is about the many gifts our gracious God has given us. It helps us to reflect upon our giftedness; all that we have which constitutes our treasure: our families, friends, time, talents, skills, material possessions, finances.
Stewardship is about reflecting on our faith and on the way we live and act as disciples of Jesus. Stewardship is about caring for all of God’s creation.
Curé of Ars has a very active Stewardship Program. One just has to look around the parish to see all the activity – all the “Stewardship” that is going on. Stewardship is promoted through many programs throughout the year. One of the ways we do this is by having our annual Stewardship Fair – which includes a special mass along with lay minister talks, a colorful banner procession, a fun and lively fair with music with tables set up to learn more about the various ministries.
You can also walk into the Church and see our wonderful Stewardship bulletin board – which highlights all the active ministries with photographs, calendars, etc. Also, throughout the year, check out one of the sponsored Stewardship Retreats that are open to all parishioners. Most recently, we had a Gifts and Talents Workshop held by the Diocese of Rockville Centre which was a great deal of fun.
We also have our Stewardship Monthly Newsletter that goes into the bulletin. This is a great way to learn more about Stewardship with wonderful articles on the many ways we as Christians can be better stewards in our parish and in our community.