Stewardship Blog

Pentecost

Heavenly Father, Your Son ascended in great triumph to sit at your right hand. You sent your Spirit to watch over us, guide us and teach us to be better […]

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1 Cor 12:25-27

There may be no division in the body, but that the parts may have the same concern for one another.  If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it; […]

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Generosity With Our Gifts

Dear Lord, Thank You for teaching me to be generous as You have been  generous with me. Thank You for showing me that all I am and have are gifts […]

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ALL I HAVE IS GIFT FROM YOU

Father in Heaven, We thank You today for Your blessings that you bestow upon us all. Father, I pray for our parish today. Lord, may we all give with gladness […]

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1 Timothy 6:17-19

Tell the rich in the present age not to be proud and not to rely on so uncertain a thing as wealth but rather on God, who richly provides us […]

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Revelation 21:1-5

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth…I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, God’s dwelling is with the human race. He will dwell with […]

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Parish Renewal

Father in Heaven, Your Easter Grace is upon us, giving us impressions of beginning new goals and a fresh sense of hope. We thank you for the gift of the […]

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1 Peter 5: 8-11

Be sober and vigilant. Your opponent the devil is prowling around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. The God of all grace who called you to His […]

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Lent 2017

Grant, O Lord, that we may begin with holy fasting and Christian service, so that, as we take up battle against spiritual evils, we may be armed with weapons of […]

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Deuteronomy 16:15-17

Since the Lord, your God, has blessed you in all your crops and in all your undertakings, you will be full of joy. …You shall not appear before the Lord […]

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Making Giving Easy

Father in Heaven, Creator of all and source of all goodness and love, please look kindly upon us and receive our heartfelt gratitude in this time of giving thanks. Thank […]

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Luke 8:15

As for the seed that fell on rich soil, they are the ones who, when they have heard the word, embrace it with a generous and good heart, and bear […]

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Developing Stewardship

Gracious and Loving God, open our hearts so that we may discern your will, and trust you in the choices that we make each day. Renew our lives so that […]

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Call to Stewardship

Heavenly Father, open my heart to hear the Gospel and grant me the confidence to proclaim the Good News to others. Pour out your Spirit, so that I might be […]

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Mark 4:31-32

It is like a mustard seed that, when it is sown in the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on the earth. But once it is sown, it […]

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Psalm 118

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, His mercy endures forever. Let Israel say His mercy endures forever. Let the house of Aaron say, His mercy endures forever. […]

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Thankfulness

Thank you Lord for all the beautiful things we experience in life. Thank you for the water that cleanses, the cloths that bring warmth, the food that nourishes and the […]

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Unclutter my Life

“Where should I begin to unclutter my life? I have yielded to temptation and filled my days with more commitments than I can comfortably manage. Help me to make myself […]

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Ephesians 4:1-6

Live in a manner worthy of the call you have received with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another through love, striving to preserve the unity of […]

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1 Corinthians 12:4-11

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 […]

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Managing Time & Talent

God, You invite us to share the gift of life in service to others. Be with us as we show Your presence in our world. Give us courage and generosity […]

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Unity

Lord God, You sent your Spirit to heal the separation between people. You revealed your Father as the Father of all people; a Father who cares for every single individual […]

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Luke 12:49-50

Jesus said to his disciples, “I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing! There is a baptism with which I must […]

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2 Corinthians 5:20

So we are ambassadors for Christ, as if God were appealing through us. We implore you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.

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Hospitality

God, give us the courage to live Your Gospel fully even when it brings risk, to share Your Word vibrantly even if it leads to scorn, and to respond to […]

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Commitment to Stewardship

Lord God, You alone are the source of every good gift and the mystery of each human life.  We praise You and we thank You for Your great power and […]

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Luke 7:16-17

Fear seized them all, and they glorified God, exclaiming, “A great prophet has arisen in our midst,” and “God has visited his people.”  This report about him spread through the […]

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Galatians 5:22-26

In contrast, the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness. Self-control. Against such there is no law. Now those who belong to Christ have […]

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Breaking through Barriers

Gracious and Loving God we give you thanks and praise for releasing your spirit upon us and pray that it will break through the many barriers that divide nations and […]

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Easter Prayer

Our Risen Savior, we give you thanks for the awe-inspiring gift of Easter and the redemption we enjoy as a result of our gift. We give you thanks for calling […]

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Acts 4:32-34

The community of believers was of one heart and mind, and no one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they had everything in common. With great […]

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Matthew 6:16-18

And when you fast, be not as the hypocrites, sad. For they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Amen I say to you, they have […]

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Stewardship Lenten Prayer

God of mercy, You have given us this special time to reflect on our lives, believe in the Good News and draw closer to You. May this season of Lent […]

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How Does Your Parish Measure Up

This document is a great tool to follow the improvement of your parish throughout the year.  Your Stewardship committee should use this as a starting point and then update it […]

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Checklist

The Checklist is a good way to begin a stewardship program in your parish.  Forming a Stewardship committee can help add a lasting and vibrant way of life in your […]

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Wisdom

O Lord, giver of life and source of freedom, we know that all we have received is from your hand. Gracious and Loving Father, You call us to be stewards […]

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Thanksgiving

Loving God, I come to you in thanksgiving, knowing that all I am and all that I have is gift from you. In faith and love, help me to do your […]

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Lord, I Invite You

Lord, I invite you to live in my life today. Here is my face – Smile through it. Here is my mouth – Speak to someone with it. Here are […]

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Proverbs 3:9-10

Honor the Lord with your wealth, with first fruits of all your produce; then will your barns be filled with grain, with new wine your vats will overflow.

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Sirach 35:6-10

The just man’s sacrifice is most pleasing, nor will it be forgotten. In generous spirit pay homage to the Lord, be not sparing of freewill gifts. With each contribution show […]

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Matthew 25:20-21

He said, Master, you gave me five talents. See, I have made five more. His master said to him, well done, my good and faithful servant. Since you were faithful […]

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2 Corinthians 9:6-8

Consider this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. Each must do as already determined, without sadness or compulsion, for God loves […]

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Example Brochure

The Stewardship Tri-Fold Brochure is a wonderful way to get your parish members more involved in the parish.  Once a year it would be good to mail this out to […]

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Matthew 21:43

Therefore, I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people that will produce its fruits.

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Tobit 4:8-9

Son, give alms in proportion to what you own. If you have great wealth, give alms out of your abundance; if you have but little, distribute even some of that. […]

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Leviticus 27:30,32

All tithes of the land, whether in grain from the fields or in fruit from the trees, belong to the Lord, as sacred to Him…The tithes of the herd and […]

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