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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: Thoughts on Stewardship

A sense of stewardship tells us we must take time to do God’s work on earth. When you compare what you have contributed in time, do not compare it to what your fellow church member has done. Compare what you have done to what God has done for you. This must be the standard for your comparison.

  • “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, so that there may be food in my house, and thus put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts; see if I will not open the windows of heaven for you and pour down for you an overflowing blessing.” (Malachi 3:10)
  • "Whatever you possess must not possess you." (Pope St. Gregory the Great, 540-604 AD)
  • "We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give." (Winston Churchill)
  • God has given you a gift, a charism. A charism isn’t something you earn. It’s a gift entrusted to you for the sake of the whole community, including your church. The only question is whether you will put it at the service of the community or not. Pray that you will grow in your understanding of stewardship of your talents and abilities. (Author Unknown)
  • "Every person should walk unhesitatingly according to their own personal gifts and duties in the path of a living faith which arouses hopes and works through charity." (Vatican Council II,  Lumen Gentium 41)