We at Sacred Heart are growing in our belief that Stewardship is an expression of our discipleship with the power to change how we understand and live out our lives.
As disciples of Jesus who practice stewardship, we recognize that God is the origin of life, the giver of freedom, the source of all we have and are and will be.
We are deeply aware of the truth that The Lords are the earth and its fullness; the world and those who dwell in it. (Psalms 24:1) As followers of Jesus we know ourselves to be recipients and caretakers of Gods many gifts.
We are grateful for what we have received and eager to cultivate our gifts out of love for God and one another.*
As our expression of Stewardship, we at Sacred Heart parish have committed ourselves to:
This is our ongoing challenge and response to all that God has done for us. Please prayerfully consider how you will join in sharing your time, talent and treasure as faithful stewards of Gods wondrous gifts.
So we are to use our different gifts in accordance with the grace that God has given us. If your gift is to speak Gods message, we should do it according to the faith we have; if it is to serve, we should serve; if it is to teach, we should teach; if it is to encourage others, we should do so. Whoever shares with others should do it generously; whoever has authority should work hard; whoever shows kindness should do it cheerfully. Romans 12:6-8
As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of Gods varied Grace. 1 Peter 4:10
* Based on National Conference of Bishops
Pastoral Letter on Stewardship
** From the Sacred Heart Pastoral Concil Vision Statement 1989