Stewardship and Development

Receive, Cultivate, Share, ReturnSteward – a person put in charge of the affairs of a large household or estate. – one who acts as a supervisor or administrator, as of finances and property

We are  stewards of all that God gives us.  All that we are and all that we have is gift from God. We are to use our gifts and talents to live, love and serve one another for the glory of God. (See 1 Corinthians 4:1-2;1 Peter 4:10)

That is the simple truth to Stewardship! It is a Christ centered life.  We are here for a short time on a pilgrimage to our eternal home with God.  For the work on earth we are given a multitude of gifts and talents to use.  We have free will to choose what to do with those gifts and talents.

The church teaches and encourages us to cultivate our gifts by using Gratitude, Generosity, Simplicity, Mercy, Perseverance, Prayer, Humility, Trust, Patience, and Responsibility.  

As we continue our journey in Stewardship we are reminded “The secret to happiness is not found in having more but in wanting less.  If there is food in your fridge, if you own a pair of shoes, if you have a bed and a roof over your head, you are better off than 75% of the people in this world!” From Stewardship-Faith on Fire, Hearts & Minds Transformed-Archdiocese of Winnipeg .

God Bless

Laverne Hudson

Stewardship Coordinator

St. Viator’s Parish

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