December 2020 Stewardship announcements

January 9 – 10, 2021

Stewardship as a Way of Life: “And a voice came from the heavens, ‘You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.’” — Mark 1:11

Through our baptism, we too, are daughters and sons of God. We are disciples of Jesus. As true disciples we are called to actively participate in our Catholic faith, not just be mere bystanders. This means working in collaboration with the Holy Spirit and discerning how we are being asked to use our gifts — using them for the benefit of others and not just for our own interests and comfort.

January 16 – 17, 2021
Stewardship as a Way of Life:
“Jesus turned and saw them following him and said to them, ‘What are you looking for?’” — John 1:38

What are you looking for? Are you wasting your time looking for the material comforts of the world? Or is your heart longing for something deeper that can only be found by spending time with God? Take time each day in silence and ask the Lord what it is that He wants you to do.

January 23 – 24, 2021
Stewardship as a Way of Life:
“Follow me and I will make you fishers of men.” — Mark 1:17

Jesus’ call to “Follow me” is a call to all Christians! The call is in the here and now, in our present circumstances, not when we think we are “ready” or have everything in order. Good stewardship of our God-given gifts means that things aren’t always going to go according to our schedule and that God has a much better plan in store for each of us.

January 30 – 31, 2021
Stewardship as a Way of Life:
“Brothers and sisters: I should like you to be free of anxieties.” — 1 Corinthians 7:32

How much anxiety do we bring upon ourselves by constantly worrying about not having enough or attaining more things? God won’t necessarily give you everything you want, but He will provide everything you need. Try this: Use the word “pray” instead of the word “worry” in the future. Then pray for things instead of worrying about them.