Tell them to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous, ready to share, thus accumulating as treasure a good foundation for the future, so as to win the life that is true life. 1 Timothy 6:18-19
The Stewardship of Prayer
Living a life of stewardship should be an everyday goal of everyone in the parish and beyond this parish. It begins with an increased focus on prayers which takes us into God's presence and prepares us to obey Him. Prayer softens our hearts and changes us so we desire to spend more of our time in prayer and worship, and participation in service to God and others in our lives and parish. As we become more like Christ, our generosity grows so that we want to give more back to the Church and to God as a "thank you" for the richness in blessings that we have received.
In the morning, we can offer to God the entirety of our day to come - all our actions, time, and decisions. In the evening, we can reflect on when we responded to Christ's call and when we fell short. Then we resolve to begin again tomorrow with Christ on our journey.
When we turn our attention to God in prayer, we are enabled to recognize Christ's face in those we serve and to share those gifts generously given to us to build up God's Kingdom.
The Stewardship of Participation
God has given each of us unique gifts that give us the ability to do certain things well. We are called by God to develop and use these gifts to further God's Kingdom here on earth. We do this by our participation in ministry and service to others here at St. John Neumann, and in the greater community and Universal Church.
Therefore, we encourage you to prayerfully consider the volunteer opportunities described in the Ministry Guide below and fill out and return the time and talent form also linked.