Nurturing Faith Through Gifts from God
“There are different gifts but the same Spirit; there are different services but the same Lord; and there are different activities but it is the same God who activates all of them in everyone. To each person the manifestation of the Spirit is give for the common good.” – 1 Cor. 12:4-7
We are called by God to the role of Stewardship. Growing in stewardship means our ability to see the whole life as a sacred gift.
How do we use our time, talent and treasure? We are all responsible for the life and mission of the Church through our baptism.
The United States Catholic Bishops wrote a pastoral letter on stewardship. To the question, “Who is a Christian Steward?” the Bishops answered that a steward is one who:
• Receives God’s gifts gratefully
• Cherishes and tends to them responsibly and accountably
• Shares them in justice and love with others
• Returns them with increase to the Lord
When we acknowledge that God is the source of all that we have, we show gratitude through prayer, offerings and action. Living our baptismal promise calls us to be Christ-centered rather than self-centered and it involves conversions of the heart. Stewardship is an opportunity to share our gifts with God. It is giving back to God a portion of the many blessings and gifts we have received.
Prayer for Stewardship
Lord God, I believe that You will always provide me with what I need, if I only ask.
I know that whatever You give me is to be shared with others in my family, my parish, my community, my country, and the world.
Create in me a spirit of trust so that as I have been given, so will I give.
Help me to use my gift wisely, always aware that You are the source of all blessings.
Grant that I may share my time, talent and treasure in ways that will bring glory to Your Son, Jesus, who reigns with you now and forever. Amen
Altar Servers: Fr.Ray, Darlene Reeb
Lectors: Barb Wyse
Eucharistic Ministers: Marie Falkiewicz
Contemporary Music Group: Tom Kropski
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Lazarus Server: Parish Office (634-3660)
Ushers: Casey Wilbert
Parish Committees and Organizations
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Holy Name: Jim Gangloff
Legion of Mary: Dolores Shivens
Emmaus Prayer Group: Chuck Huntz
Eucharistic Adoration: Betty Ryan, Camille Bozar
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Bible Study (day): Fran Weibel
Bible Study (evening): Dave Barnas
Lord’s Housekeepers: Maryann Brownsey
Catholic Charities: Milton De Both
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Men’s Sport Nite: Jack Szczepanski
Women’s Sport Nite: Pat Gemerek
Respect Life: Betty Ryan
Friends of the Night People: Donna Juenker
St. Vincent de Paul: Al Brownsey
Ladies of Charity: Betty Ryan
Bereavement: Sharon Kooken
Transitions: Marilyn Lang
IOP Green Team: Larry Snider
Groups that Meet at IOP but are not sponsored by the Parish
HIAS Senior Group: George Meyerhofer
Maryvalers Senior Group: Pat Novak
Crossroads: John Lynch
Crossroads Card Group: Marilyn Wangler
Nutrition/Stay Fit Dining: Lin Kolb
AA: Helen Sattelberg
AA: David Menge
Boy Scouts: Neil Cinelli
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