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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: Volunteer or Steward

When we serve others, we are imitating Jesus. We advance from volunteer to steward when we consciously choose to dedicate a portion of our time, talent, and treasure to the Lord, as a token of our gratitude for all He has given to us. 

  • The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve. - Albert Schweitzer
  • Let us master this great and simple truth that all rich materials and productions of the world, being God’s property, are intended for God’s service and sin only, nothing but sin, turns them to different purpose. - Cardinal Newman
  • There are many in this world who have less than we do. There are many in this world who have more than we do. This makes no difference to our commitment to share our own gifts and resources. It is not about who has less than I do. It is not about who has more than I do. It is about: What will I do?
  • One of the greatest gifts God gives us is the twenty-four hours we get at the start of each day…A gift of time is a good place to start living as a Christian steward. One of the best uses of our time is in prayer.
  • The paradox of stewardship: stewardship starts with God and His abundance. All too often we have a scarcity mentality. All we can see is what we lack…The more we hold on to what we have, the less we can receive. We have to let go…Only when we are willing to surrender them, to share our bounty…will God bestow even more blessings on us. That is the paradox of stewardship.