St. Michael Catholic Church and School

Stewardship

Stewardship

Each year, all St. Michael parishioners are called to prayerfully discern how best to use their time, talent, and treasure to make Jesus known in the world. This may mean a renewed commitment to prayer or fasting, taking on a challenging new role, or stepping away from a favorite ministry to spend more time with family.

Stewardship is the grateful response of a Christian disciple who knows that everything he or she has been given is a gift from God, to be poured out in love. At St. Michael, stewardship is more than the weekly offering, more than a set of philanthropic practices or volunteer expectations—it is our shared path to holiness. 

Scripture shows us this path in the Acts of the Apostles: “They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer….and they began selling their property and possessions and were sharing them with all, as anyone might have need” (Acts 2:42, 45). We see in this passage that the earliest disciples were living out the four pillars of Stewardship.

  • Formation – Disciples devote themselves to the apostles’ teaching, because the more that we know about God and ourselves, the more that we understand His infinite love and mercy toward us, the more we will want to respond to His love by returning ours.
  • Hospitality – We are immortal beings, each loved infinitely by God, and fellowship encourages us to love others by recognizing God’s handiwork and image in each person.
  • Prayer – Through the breaking of bread and prayer (personal and communal prayer and the sacraments), we grow in intimacy, love, and communion with God.
  • Service – Early Christians demonstrated the radical service that love of neighbor entails by sharing with all, pouring out in love whatever gifts and talents God has provided to us for others.

Imagine the fruits that would burst from our parish if everyone, individually and collectively, tried to live out the four pillars of stewardship—a parish in which all who hunger and thirst, physically, psychologically and spiritually, are fed. St. Michael would be a place in which the peace and joy of Christ would not only transform our own hearts and lives, but also the entire community.

We believe that if our parishioners are  discerning and following God's will for their lives, His Church here will flourish. For more about our approach to stewardship and ways that you can build God's kingdom here at St. Michael, check out the links below or review our 2019 Stewardship Renewal Brochure.

2019 Stewardship Renewal Booklet Cover

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