What is a Christian Steward?
“One who accepts God’s gifts graciously, 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.” (From the United States Catholic Bishops pastoral letter on stewardship) Stewardship is the acknowledgement that all we are and all we possess are gifts that God had given us for our temporary use and for our use in helping our fellow man.
Embracing Stewardship as a way of life starts with the personal need within each of us to return to God a thankful portion of our time in the form of prayer, our talents in the form of ministry to others, and our treasure that He has entrusted in our care. Please be generous with your time, talent and treasure commitments. Take part in ministries that address the needs of fellow parishioners, parish churches and entire communities. For your own spiritual growth, as well as that of the parish, it is important that everyone in the Saint Anthony parish be involved, living the stewardship “way of life”.
There are three ways to get involved:
- Share Your Time
- Share Your Talent
- Share Your Treasure
Online Giving Program Launches
Now you can make your offertory gifts work even harder than ever to support our church by participating in our Online Giving program. When you participate, your gift will be transferred conveniently and securely from your bank account or credit card directly to the church. Your gift will go further than ever, allowing our church to reduce administrative costs, plan future projects with greater efficiency, and spend more time on ministry (and less time on fundraising or account management).