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 stewards of your abundant gifts.  Through your Spirit may we be inspired every day to live in accordance with the Gospel, and to give witness […]

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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; if one part is honored, all the parts share its joy.  Now you are Christ’s body, and individually parts of 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 from You and that these gifts from you, Lord, are meant to be shared. Show me the joys of generosity. Help me to understand that […]

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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 and sincerity.   No one ever gives a present to someone with reluctance so help me never to give You what already belongs to You with […]

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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 with all things for our enjoyment.  Tell them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous, ready to share, thus accumulating […]

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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 them and they will be his people and God himself will always be with them. He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there […]

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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 days you have entrusted to us. Though we cling to our own expectations, teach us to be good stewards of our time ahead. Focus our […]

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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 eternal glory through Christ will restore, confirm, strengthen and establish you after you have suffered a little. To Him be dominion forever.

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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 self-restraint. Bestow on us, a spirit of always pondering on what is right and of hastening to carry it out according to Your will. Through […]

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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 empty-handed, but each with his own gift, in proportion to the blessing which the Lord, your God, has given to you.

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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 you for all the graces and blessings You have bestowed upon us, both spiritual and temporal. Dear Father, in Your infinite generosity, please grant us […]

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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 fruit through perseverance.

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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 we may always reflect your love in our encounter with others. Breathe in us new life so that we may be inspired to bring comfort […]

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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 strengthened to go forth and witness to the Gospel in my everyday life through my words and actions. I pray that I might hear the […]

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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 springs up and becomes the largest of plants and puts forth large branches, so that the birds of the sky can dwell in its shade.

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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. Let those who fear the Lord say, His mercy endures forever. In danger I called on the Lord; the Lord answered me and set me […]

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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 home that gives comfort. Thank you for those who love us and care for us. Thank you for the gift of Christ, your son, his […]

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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 a little less busy. I have crowded my space with gadgets and possessions. Help me to let go of whatever I cling to. I have […]

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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 the Spirit through the bond of peace, one body and one Spirit, as you were also called to the one hope of your call, one […]

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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 produces all of them in everyone. To each individual the manifestation of the Spirit is given for some benefit. To one is given through the […]

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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 to respond to Your love. We pray for those who serve You in ministry in our parishes. May we bear the Good News to those […]

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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 and embraces them with love and mercy. It is that love and mercy, made manifest by your cross, that shines your light on us all, […]

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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 be baptized, and how great is my anguish until it is accomplished!”

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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 others generously even when we feel like holding back. Show us the way to live as good stewards of Your presence among us, and in […]

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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 Your tender, faithful love.  You have given us Your Son, Jesus Christ.  Fill our minds with His truth and our hearts with His love, that […]

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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 whole of Judea and in all the surrounding region.  

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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 crucified their flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the Spirit, let us also follow the Spirit. Let us not be conceited, […]

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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 people. Let your Spirit open our minds so that we may gain the wisdom to work together for reconciliation and peace, and unite our talents […]

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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 us your friends and allowing us to share Your Body and Blood in the holy Eucharist.  Oh merciful Lord, Redeemer and Teacher, by the power […]

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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 power the apostles bore witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great favor was accorded them all. There was no needy person among […]

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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 received their reward. But thou, when thou fastest anoint thy head, and wash thy face; That thou appear not to men to fast, but to […]

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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 help us use this time to fast and pray, be more generous and show others how to live in Christ. Let us see each day […]

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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 once a year.  This will help you to see certain areas that need more focus.  You may download this document as a PDF or Excel […]

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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 parish.  This checklist will help the Stewardship committee stay on track and should be updated quarterly.  You may download the checklist as a PDF or […]

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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 of Your abundance, the caretakers of all you have entrusted to us. Help us to always use Your gifts wisely and teach us to share […]

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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 will. I am listening, Lord God. Speak your words into the depth of my soul, that I may hear you clearly.  I offer to you this day […]

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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 my ears – Listen to someone with them. Here is my heart – Love someone with it. Here are my arms – Hug someone with […]

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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 a cheerful countenance and pay your tithes in a spirit of joy. Give to the Most High as he has given to you, generously according […]

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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 in small matters, I will give you great responsibilities. Come, share your master’s joy.

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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 a cheerful giver. Moreover, God is able to make every grace abundant for you, so that in all things, always having all you need, you […]

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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 all your parish members.  You may download the brochure as a PDF or as Publisher document to add your own look and ministries to it.  […]

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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. But do not hesitate to give alms; you will be storing up a goodly treasure for yourself against the day of adversity.

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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 the flock shall be determined by ceding to the Lord as sacred every tenth animal as they are counted by the herdsman’s rod.

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