May 1 – 2, 2021
Stewardship as a Way of Life:“Children, let us love not in word or speech but in deed and truth.” — 1 John 3:18
Regarding our Catholic faith, do you “walk the talk?” Do your actions reflect what it means to be a good disciple? Are you an active participant at Sunday Mass? Are you joyful when participating in parish ministry? Do you give gratefully and generously with your financial support to your parish and other Church needs? If not, it’s not too late to start!
May 8 – 9, 2021
Stewardship as a Way of Life: “This is my commandment: love one another as I love you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends” — John 15:12-13
Do you love Jesus? Do you consider him your friend? Jesus says that if we love him, we would be willing to offer whatever we have to him, not because we want praise and glory, but simply because we love him. Does your giving seem mechanical out of obligation or do you share freely out of love?
May 15 – 16, 2021
Stewardship as a Way of Life: “Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.” — 1 John 4:15
How strong is your faith? When you have an opportunity to either defend or clarify a question about our Catholic faith, do you do it? Or, do you remain silent? Pray for the courage to be strong in all circumstances and to joyfully share your witness with others.
May 22 – 23, 2021
Stewardship as a Way of Life: “There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit; there are different forms of service but the same Lord; there are different workings but the same God who produces all of them in everyone.” — 1 Corinthians 12:4-6
All of us are blessed, regardless of our own individual circumstances. God has given each of us many gifts. How we use those gifts is our gift back to God. For God’s plan to work, each must do what we are called to do. Guess what? We are not all called to do the same thing! For God’s plan to work, you have to do what God is calling you to do, and I have to do what God is calling me to do.
Stewardship as a Way of Life: “The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ…” — Romans 8:16-17
If we are heirs to the kingdom of God, shouldn’t we work to build up his kingdom? Shouldn’t we be good stewards of our inheritance, using our time in prayer, our talent in charitable works and our treasure to care for the Church that God has left to us? Our Church is a treasured heirloom from God. Do we treat it that way?