What is Stewardship?
We believe that Stewardship is a Christian’s response to the question asked by the author of Psalm 116 five hundred years before Christ. How shall I make a return to the Lord for all the good He has done for me? We are sure that we all realize how much God has done for us. God has given us our lives, our talents, our ability to make money. God’s greatest gift, of course, is the gift of Himself, the Lord Jesus Christ.
We proclaim how much Jesus loves us every time we celebrate Mass; every time we say “Lord by your cross and resurrection you have set us free". Alright, you say, I agree with all that, but how do I make a return to the Lord? Your return is by using your gifts of time, talent, and treasure, not just for the benefit of yourself and your family, but to build up the Body of Christ (the Church) and to make the Kingdom of God real in this world.
Our parish of Saint Joseph is striving to live by the principles of Stewardship. We seek to make a return to the Lord by giving a share of our time, our talents to the Church and to the community. Each year in the fall we recommit ourselves to the Lord’s work. The enclosed directory lists the activities of our parish. We hope you will discover a way to give to God. You might also have an idea for something new. Let us know; your ideas are important. Remember, the more we give to God the richer our lives become.
Stewardship Committee Mission Statement
As the Stewardship Committee of St. Joseph’s Parish, we believe stewardship is a daily way of life, a gift from God and the basis of discipleship.
As chosen stewards of the gifts of time, talent and treasure entrusted to us by God, we are committed to their responsible use under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. We recognize authentic stewardship as a challenge, a choice, a vision and action.
Through personal example, witness education and enrichment, our stewardship will provide a welcoming, loving and caring environment for those who worship in the community of St. Joseph and those lives we touch.
Click here for a list and description of each of our ministries
Click here to download the "Call to Stewardship" volunteer form