Practical Ideas on Building the Four Pillars of Stewardship

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Building a stewardship foundation – the Four Pillars of Stewardship Prayer: Implement Eucharistic Adoration; Distribute stewardship prayers; Use stewardship themes in the Prayers of the Faithful; Encourage music with a stewardship theme; Install a Book of Gratitude in the back of church; Implement a shared household prayer service; Print Psalms… Read more »

Characteristics of Stewardship

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Characteristics To better understand the term “stewardship,” it may help to reflect on its various aspects and characteristics: Scripture Based All of the teachings of stewardship come directly from the Gospels, the Old Testament and the letters of the New Testament. Stewardship is not a new fad, or environmental word…. Read more »

Stewardship Origin

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Origin of “Stewardship” In classical Greece, the word for stewardship was oeconomia (for steward, oeconomicus), meaning the person charged with the care of a household. It is the root word for “economics”. The word “steward” appeared for the first time in English about a thousand years ago and its original… Read more »

Stewardship Resources

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We are committed to promoting the spirit of stewardship in all aspects of Christian living. We support parishes by developing, fostering and facilitating leadership and formation in stewardship. The Stewardship Office is a member of the International Catholic Stewardship Council, a professional organization recognized internationally as a source of education, networking… Read more »

Parish Stewardship

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Building a Stewardship team: Not another Committee?! There is some truth in the observation that “God so loved the world that he sent His Only Son ‐ He did not send a committee.” Although, it can be argued that the first thing His Only Son did was to form a committee (The… Read more »

Our Call to Stewardship

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“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). What identifies a steward? Safeguarding material and human resources and using them responsibly are one answer; so is generous giving of time, talent, and treasure.  But being… Read more »

Man Alive 2015

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Man Alive 2015 was a great success. About 750 men packed St. Mary’s Parish August 11 for a riveting talk by Christopher West on authentic manhood, a time of Eucharistic Adoration, an interview with BC Lions’ Quarterback Travis Lulay, and a fun social replete with pop, hotdogs, 400 homemade cookies… Read more »

About Stewardship

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Stewardship is the grateful response of a Christian disciple who recognizes and receives God’s gifts and shares these gifts in love of God and neighbour. ~ Catholic Diocese of Witchita Stewardship is a profound spirituality that enables us to live out our Christian discipleship to the full. It is a… Read more »

The Three T’s

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“The promotion of the practice of stewardship is important for the mission of the Church and for the spiritual well-being of each individual Christian. Everyone benefits from the sacrificial gift one makes of his time, talent and treasure.     ~ His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI (From the letter of… Read more »

Archives Recommended Resources

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Local Archives Bowen Island Archives and Museum Chilliwack Museum and Archives City of Burnaby Archives City of Coquitlam Archives City of Richmond Archives City of Surrey Archives City of Vancouver Archives Delta Museum and Archives Langley Centennial Museum and National Exhibition Centre Mission Community Archives New Westminster Museum and Archives… Read more »