Spiritual growth and renewal are a continuing part of the life of any Christian. They are also basic parts of our parish life. An important part of this spiritual growth is embodied in the principle of stewardship. Through stewardship, we thank God for all His blessings by returning to Him a portion of time and talent He has given to us.
Spend some time in prayerful thought about stewardship and your relationship with the Lord and consider which of the following ministries might be best suited to your talents. Parishioners of Saint Stephen, Martyr are of all ages, backgrounds and talent. Stewardship opportunities are abundant and diverse. Click on any of the ministry links of interest to you.
TIME. How much time do you set aside each week in prayer and involvement in volunteer activities in your parish and in our community? Reach out to the contact person for the ministry you feel is best suited to you and share what time you have available.
TALENT. How are you using your talents for the betterment of our parish family and for the community as a whole? Share with the contact of your ministry of choice what you bring to the table as our talents are as varied as is our parish.
TREASURE. What percentage of your yearly income do you presently give to support your parish, the Universal Church, and community activities? To accept the challenge of stewardship, we must accept God’s invitation to enter deeply into the mission and ministry of Jesus and the Church. Whether you contribute during weekly mass collections, through mailed envelopes, or through on-line giving, your contribution is greatly appreciated and much needed. The existence of St. Stephen, Martyr and the family we have become is a direct result of parishioner financial support. We thank you for your generosity and stewardship.