Christian Living and the Practice of Stewardship
As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace. (1 Peter 4:10)
Stewardship, born of God’s love, summons all members of the Christian community to a new way of life. Each of us, gifted by the Holy Spirit in a unique way, is invited to share in Christ’s Priestly, Prophetic and Kingly ministry. By sharing the truth of the Gospel and serving others, we witness to His presence in the world today.
Stewardship is an all encompassing lifestyle, a life of total accountability to God through responsible Christian living. It begins by acknowledging God as the creator and owner of all. Stewards see themselves as caretakers of God’s gifts. Their gratitude to God for His many gifts is expressed through acts of prayer, worship, and in various forms of service and giving.
Stewards eagerly share their gifts out of love for God and one another.
The Office of the Lay Apostolate promotes the spirit of stewardship to help people live the life that God intended. We believe stewardship will intensify each individual’s relationship with God, resulting in revitalized and strengthened parish communities. Come, share, give of the blessings you have been given.
Coordinator: Lucy Kaakyo
Phone: 780-469-1010 ext. 2134
Administrative Assistant: Barbara Cartwright
Phone: 780-469-1010 ext. 2129
Or email using the Contact Us link and selecting Lay Apostolate
This Week's Reflections: Stewardship and Giving
- Possessions are gifts from God and are more for the sake of the brethren than one’s own soul. The Christian should not carry them about in his soul, nor allow them to bind and circumscribe his life. He is able with cheerful mind to bear their removal equally with their abundance. (St. Clement of Alexandria)
- The Dead Sea is the dead sea because it continually receives and never gives. (Archbishop Thomas Murphy)
- Never measure your generosity by what you give, but rather by what you have left. (Bishop Fulton J. Sheen)
- I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all. But whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that I still possess. (Martin Luther, German reformer and theologian)
- Looking for the reward of good works, we must wait patiently till the last day, the day of resurrection. (John Calvin, French theologian and reformer)
- Dearest Lord, teach me to be generous; teach me to serve you as you deserve; to give and not to count the cost. (St. Ignatius of Loyola, Jesuit founder)