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Stewardship

Stewardship

A Way of Life


Stewardship a way of life

Stewardship: A Way of Life

Jesus’ Mission

 Church’s Mission

 Baptism

 Our Mission

 Holy Spirit/Gifts

 All is Gift

 Stewardship


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Stewardship: A Way of Life

Stewardship at

St. James


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Stewardship: A Way of Life

Stewardship is…

“The conducting, supervising, or managing of something; the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one’s care.”

Webster’s Dictionary


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Stewardship: A Way of Life

As Christian Stewards, we:

  • Receive God’s gifts gratefully,

  • Cultivate them responsibly,

  • Share them in love and justice with others,

  • Return them with increase, and,

  • Stand before the Lord in a spirit of accountability.

    From Stewardship: A Disciple’s Response, USCCB


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Stewardship: A Way of Life

Stewardship is…

“maximizing what God has given to each of us.”

Mike St. Pierre, Dean of Students, Oratory Preparatory School, Summit, New Jersey.


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Stewardship: A Way of Life

Stewardship is…

“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.


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Stewardship: A Way of Life

Stewardship is…

“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.


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Stewardship: A Way of Life

Stewardshipis…

“Everything I say and do after I say, ‘I believe.’”


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Stewardship: A Way of Life

“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


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Stewardship: A Way of Life

How do we start to create a culture of giving?

  • Change Language

  • Communicate

  • Annual Renewals


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Stewardship: A Way of Life

Renewals:

  • Awareness Weekend

  • Gift Celebration/Accountability Weekend

  • Commitment Weekend

  • Follow-up Weekend


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Stewardship: A Way of Life

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

EVERYTHING!


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Stewardship: A Way of Life

St. Gerard Majella, Port Jefferson Station

Ministry Increase:

Stewards:+168

Ministries: +17

Financial Increase: 137% over 9 years

St. Sylvester, Medford

Ministry Increase:

Stewards:+690

Ministries: +17

Financial Increase: 120% over 8 years

St. Matthew, Dix Hills

Ministry Increase:

Stewards:+300

Ministries: +6

Financial Increase: 92% over 8 years

Sts. Peter and Paul, Manorville

Ministry Increase:

Stewards:+300

Ministries: +25

Financial Increase: 78% over 9 years

Sacred Heart, North Merrick

Ministry Increase:

Stewards: 800

Ministries: 60

Financial Increase: 57% over 8 years

Our Lady of Grace, West Babylon

Ministry Increase:

Stewards:+331

Ministries: +35

Financial Increase: 49% over 7 years


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Stewardship: A Way of Life

Keys to success:

Committed Leadership

Follow the Plan

Stay the Course


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Stewardship: A Way of Life

Questions and Discussion

Laurie Whitfield

Director

Office of Parish Stewardship

www.stewardshipli.org

[email protected]

516-379-4055 x3


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