Stewardship Opportunities and Interests
What is Stewardship?
God created everyone with a purpose! All of our talents, blessings and all that we have are gifts from God.
Stewardship is the management of these gifts in such a way that gives back to God in thankfulness for His generosity and great love for us.
“What shall I return to the Lord for all His bounty to me?” Psalm 116:12, 14
Stewardship is another name for generous giving; it’s a way of life.
Everything God has given us is intended to serve the divine plan – our life is to be lived in gratitude to God.
Stewardship is using the gifts God gave us - our time, talent and treasure - to do the work He is calling us to do.
“To whom much is given much is required.” Luke 12:48
Christ has no body now on earth but yours, no hands but yours, no feet but yours.
Yours are the eyes through which Christ’s compassion is to look out to the world.
Yours are the feet with which Christ is to go about doing good.
Yours are the hands with which Christ is to bless all people now.
~ Saint Teresa of Avila
“As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” Peter 4:10
“To each individual the manifestation of the spirit is given for some benefit.” 1 Corinthians 12:7
Service to the church is more than volunteerism. The word volunteer denotes a momentary commitment without a calling.
A Minister is a good Steward who answers Jesus’ call to discipleship.
“For even the Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve.” Matthew 20:28
Our Lady of the Lakes Parish offers many opportunities for stewardship in the areas of Liturgical Ministry, Music Ministry, Pastoral Ministry, Social Ministry, Service Organizations, Religious Education, and Parish Councils and Advisory Committees. Before you click the "submit" button, take a few moments to consider whether any member(s) of your family have been blessed by God with the talent and/or desire to serve Him, and would be interested in sharing their time and talents in service to the Parish in any of the following areas. It is not necessary at this time to indicate which family member is interested in a specific area of service; just the fact that someone in your family has expressed interest will be passed on to the person in charge of that particular group or organization.
Thank you and God bless you.
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