Stewardship at St Joseph
St Joseph Parish is working to become a stewardship parish. We are forming a parish Stewardship Council that includes the responsibilities of the parish finance committee but is much broader in scope.
Together with the Pastoral Leadership Team, the members of our parish Stewardship Council are discerning what it means to be good stewards of parishioners’ time, talents, and treasure. When this formative step is completed, the Council will evaluate what is needed to become a stewardship parish, identifying the resources we have, understanding our current realities, needs, and what’s working and what’s not helping, and then create plans for action to transform St. Joseph into a stewardship parish.
Our Mission: To receive God’s gifts gratefully, cherish and tend them in a responsible and accountable manner, share them in justice and love with others, and return them with increase to the Lord. “As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace. (1 PT 4:10)”
Our Vision: Stewardship is an expression of discipleship, with the power to change how we understand and live out our lives. Good stewards live with joy and gratitude for the blessings they have received—including those that have multiplied through diligence and hard work. Indeed, good stewards live in communion with Christ and through Christ and the Spirit strive to return all gifts to the Father “with an increase.”
What is a stewardship parish?
Here are eight key characteristics of a stewardship parish:
To learn more about stewardship click here for the United States Council of Catholic Bishops document “Stewardship – A Disciple’s Response.”
Are you interested in becoming part of our stewardship journey? Contact Fr. Anthony to discuss joining our Stewardship Council.