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A Way of Life
All is Gift
“The conducting, supervising, or managing of something; the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one’s care.”
As Christian Stewards, we:
From Stewardship: A Disciple’s Response, USCCB
“maximizing what God has given to each of us.”
Mike St. Pierre, Dean of Students, Oratory Preparatory School, Summit, New Jersey.
“a way of living that regards all life – all resources, talents, and gifts – as lavish blessings from God, calling for generous giving in response.”
Leisa Anslinger, Author, Forming Generous Hearts, Twenty-third Publications.
“not something you do or a practice you embrace. It’s the complete picture of how you live your life as a Catholic Christian.”
Deborah McCann, Pastoral Associate, St. Mary Star of the Sea, Connecticut.
“Everything I say and do after I say, ‘I believe.’”
“We have been and continue to be gifted by God! Our gift in return – our response - is a life of action – a life of responsible, conscious, loving and grateful stewardship.”
Laurie Whitfield, Director, Diocese of Rockville Centre
How do we start to create a culture of giving?
The “In Between”
Continue using the language of Stewardship in ALL Communications throughout the parish.
-Homilies - Announcements
- Bulletin - Letters/Mailings
- Newsletter - Bulletin Boards
- Web Site - Phone Calls
- General Intercessions - Parish Events
St. Gerard Majella, Port Jefferson Station
Financial Increase: 137% over 9 years
St. Sylvester, Medford
Financial Increase: 120% over 8 years
St. Matthew, Dix Hills
Financial Increase: 92% over 8 years
Sts. Peter and Paul, Manorville
Financial Increase: 78% over 9 years
Sacred Heart, North Merrick
Financial Increase: 57% over 8 years
Our Lady of Grace, West Babylon
Financial Increase: 49% over 7 years
Keys to success:
Follow the Plan
Stay the Course