"As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God's varied grace." - 1 Peter 4:10
What Identifies a Steward?
Safeguarding material and human resources and using them responsibly are one answer; so is generous giving of time, talent, and treasure. But being a Christian steward means more. As Christian stewards, we receive God's gifts gratefully, cultivate them responsibly, share them lovingly in justice with others, and return them with an increase to the Lord.
We plant seeds, knowing they hold hope for the future. We lay foundations, knowing much building must follow. There is a sense of liberation, however, in realizing this. We can do something, and we can do it very well. We can take the first step in making a difference, knowing that we may never see the end of the road, the results of our actions, the recipients of our giving. We receive and offer the gift of hope. The harvest will come.
Many of our days are spent "growing dirt," preparing the soil for future plantings. This is an act of hope. We know we are only workers, not the Master Gardner. Accepting the gifts of silence, light, the guiding Spirit, and hope, we are co-creators of the future, which is in God's hands.
Pillars of Stewardship
There are four pillars of stewardship, Hospitality, Prayer, Formation, and Service. These pillars invite parishioners to experience, witness, and live the stewardship way of life in response to their baptismal call to discipleship. Each baptized person is called to give of time, talent, and treasure to strengthen these four pillars that support the parish community.
Giving Your Time and Talent to St. Joseph
We love to have new ideas and helping hands in our parish ministries. If you are interested in donating your time, knowledge, energy, or creativity to our parish please click our Time and Talent Form below, to open the link.
Forms should be submitted to our Parish Office. Any questions or concerns, please contact Beverly or Amy at our Parish Office.