Archbishop’s Dinner 2016

Category: Get Involved, Stewardship.

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ab-millerAn evening with Archbishop J. Michael Miller, CSB

Join us in celebrating the Year of Mercy and support our expanding efforts to serve the poor and marginalized in the community. Thursday, October 27, 2016 Reception at 6:00... Read More

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Characteristics of Stewardship

Category: Stewardship.

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. Stewardship is the way God has expected His people to live since the beginning of time.
  • Dependence on God

    Stewardship is... Read More

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Stewardship Origin

Category: Stewardship.

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 written form was stigweard. Stig meant a domestic building of some sort and weard meant guard (root of the word... Read More

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Stewardship Resources

Category: Stewardship.

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Archdiocesan Stewardship Office

Mandate

The mandate of the Stewardship Office is to assist parishes in fostering stewardship as a way of life by:
  • Providing help in establishing and training parish stewardship committees
  • Guiding parish stewardship committees through the process of educating the faith community in the stewardship way of life
  • Planning and coordinating deanery stewardship... Read More

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Parish Stewardship

Category: Stewardship.

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 Twelve Apostles). The Apostles were a vital part of the success of the mission of Jesus Christ. Despite their doubts and denial of Jesus, they were the first to eventually believe in Him and... Read More

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Our Call to Stewardship

Category: Stewardship.

"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 a Christian steward means more. As Christian stewards, we receive God's gifts gratefully, cultivate them responsibly, share them lovingly in justice with others, and return them with increase to the Lord.... Read More

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About Stewardship

Category: Stewardship.

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 eucharist1Stewardship is a profound spirituality that enables us to live out our Christian discipleship to the full. It is a way of re-connecting what seems to be the 'ordinariness' of our daily... Read More

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The Three T’s

Category: Stewardship.

Pope-Emeritus-Benedict-XVI "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.  ... Read More

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Archbishop’s Dinner 2015

Category: Get Involved, Vocations.

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Initiated in 2012 in the Archdiocese of Vancouver, the annual Archbishop’s Dinner is a fundraiser for different Archdiocesan initiatives. In previous years, funds were raised for a successful evangelization initiative, Catholics Come Home; The Door is Open, an outreach service for the... Read More

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