Dear Incarnation Parishioners,
We frequently hear the term “stewardship.” So if I ask you what stewardship is, you may say that it’s giving your time, talent, and treasure to the Church. Well, just for the heck of it, I looked up the word “stewardship” and found a much better definition: Stewardship is the planning and management of our resources. Let’s think about that for just a moment.
Then let’s break that definition down a bit. Where do our resources come from? All things come from God, and He freely gives us other people and material things to enjoy. And then we are responsible for how we treat those people and things. We have responsibilities called “stewardship,” which command us to manage the things God has entrusted to us in a dependable and ethical manner. Stewardship is a duty that we should incorporate into everything we do; it’s where faith, work, and economics come together for the glory of God and the good of all.
God has given us everything we have: our lives, our families, our homes and other earthly possessions, our holy Catholic Church and all the ministries that come with it. Incarnation is so fortunate to have so many, many good stewards who truly care about our parish and our people. As many of our parishioners age, we must seek out more volunteers who can continue the services, ministries, workshops, prayer groups, and outreach activities. That’s where your time, talent, and treasure come into play.
The weekend of February 2 – 3 is our parish’s Stewardship Commitment Weekend. This gives us an opportunity to thank God for all the blessings we take for granted and show Him that we will continue to plan and manage the many resources He has given us that keep our parish thriving.
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May God bless you for your generosity!
Fr. Christian T. Moore, OFM Conv.