A Christian steward recognizes God as the source of all, and knows that we will be held accountable for how we used the gifts he entrusted to our care.
We acknowledge that everything comes from God and that returning a small amount of time, talent, and treasure (10%) is the best way to thank God for our gifts. The Stewardship Way of Life emphasizes the need to give more than anyone needs to receive.
Who Is A Christian Steward?
He or she is a person who receives God's gifts gratefully, cherishes and tends them in a responsible and accountable manner, shares them in justice and love with others, and returns them with increase to the Lord. The first step in practicing the stewardship way of life is a realization that everything comes from God - our time, our talents, our treasures, our families, our friends, our lives, our faith, eternal life, Jesus, the sacraments, the world around us and everything else. The next step is a conversion of heart and mind where we thank God for all these gifts, accept the responsibility placed on us by them, and use them wisely and lovingly to serve God and others.
"An Active Parishioner"
An active parishioner is one who is registered in the parish and actively participates in the life and mission of the Parish and the Church. By "actively participating," it is meant, among other things that:
the person/family is registered in the parish ( included in the parish census)
the person/family is attending Mass regularly
the person/family helps the parish through their stewardship gift of talent, time and treasure (the family is receiving and using envelopes)
the person/family is involved in the religious education programs, social activities, service projects, and fundraising activities of the parish.
The above understanding is used in determining readiness for the celebration of sacraments and enjoying the privileges and support of the Parish Community.
Good Stewardship In Action
Each year PSR 6th grade Bake Sale holds a bake sale to benefit various organizations. Special thanks to the mothers and students who helped to make this fundraiser a huge success. Proceeds will be split among St. Joseph Cares, Appalachian Experience, Catholic Charities, and Catholic Relief Services.
Did You Know? . . .
Each year the surplus food supplies from the Annual Ox Roast Fair are donated to The Amelia DiGirolamo Center of Hope in Ravenna.
In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven. – Matthew 5:16