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History of Stewardship Archdiocese of Brisbane Stewardship Network Gathering 30 August 2007. The Brisbane Story of Stewardship. 2004. Jim Kelley visits Australia & speaks about Stewardship at a National Catholic Administrators’ Conference in Sydney Jim works with the Diocese of Wollongong.
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Fr Peter Meneely, Jeremy Howes and Andrew Musial hear Jim speak about Stewardship in Sydney.
Fr Peter Meneely, Jeremy Howes and Andrew Musial from Archdiocese of Brisbane &
Bishop Peter Ingham and senior leaders from Wollongong diocese visit the USA and attend the International Catholic Stewardship Council Annual Conference in San Francisco &
Visits to parishes
2 x 4 day Institutes organised by the Diocese of Wollongong.
130 attended from 15 dioceses
Brisbane Archdiocese had 5 parishes represented at the 2006 Institute
“What I own? & What owns me?”
The Archdiocese of Brisbane and the Diocese of Wollongong share the responsibility to invite Jim Kelley to Australia to conduct 2 Institutes in 2006 and to visit 5 dioceses.
The Archdiocese of Brisbane Stewardship Support Committee hosts quarterly meetings for the First Five Stewardship parishes.
Jim Kelley leads the 2 National Stewardship Institutes in North Sydney & Brisbane
Bishop Peter Ingham
speaks in Brisbane
The Archdiocese hosts the “Season of Stewardship”
10 events during Jim’s visit to Brisbane
Many references in the Old Testament
Deuteronomy16: 16-17 “..each to give in proportion to the blessings bestowed by God”
Proverbs 11: 25 “ who ever refreshes others will be refreshed”
Many more references in the New Testament
Acts 4: 34 “ they were distributed to each according to need”
Luke 6: 38 “ give and gifts will be given to you”
1 Cor 4:1 “ regard us as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God”
Oceania Edition 2007
Stewardship as a way of life
to the community
Chris Ehler (Archdiocese of Brisbane) is an elected member of the ICSC Board
Spirituality for Life in all aspects
Everything belongs to God
We are stewards of God’s gifts
Gratitude, responsibility, sharing return with increase (Luke 12:48)
Practical expression is our use of Time, Talent and Treasure
“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)
The Christian Steward is one who receives God’s gifts gratefully, cherishes and tends them in a responsible and accountable manner, shares them in justice and love with others, and returns them with increases to the Lord.
MR CHRIS EHLER Stewardship Support Unit
Faith & Life Vicariate The Catholic Centre
143 Edward Street Brisbane Tel 07 3336 9328 Fax 07 33369177 firstname.lastname@example.org www.bne.catholic.net.au