Stewardship

The Call of a Christian Steward:

  • To receive God’s gifts gratefully
  • To nurture/tend God’s gifts responsibly
  • To share God’s gifts justly/charitably
  • To return God’s gifts abundantly

cross_peopleThe idea and practice of stewardship have the power to change our self-understanding and our understanding of the meaning of our lives.  Steward-disciples recognize God as the origin of life, the giver of freedom, the source of all they have and are.  They see themselves as caretakers of God’s gifts.  They are grateful for what they have received and are eager to cultivate their gifts out of love for God and one another.

US Bishops’ Pastoral Letter on Stewardship, 1992

Check back for more information coming soon about St. Bernard’s Stewardship Campaign – Gathering our Gifts / Forward in Faith.