Our Way of Life – Stewardship Renewal Wrap up January 26 and 27
Thank you for the gifts we have been receiving through our Way of Life Stewardship Renewal. We realize that taking on stewardship renewal through personal and phone visits has been challenging, and regrettably we haven’t been able to meet with everyone. Not just do we all have very full lives and schedules, but we often pull back from conversations about family, politics….and yes, Church!
Yet we continue to hear both our stewards and those receiving a visit comment that the conversations have been “very good”! Talking with one another face to face has deepened relationships, opened up possibilities and interests that might have gone unnoticed, and offered us opportunities to pray for people’s deepest needs and desires.
This is so much more than just checking a box!!!
We want you to know that you are loved. You are important. Our parish is here to help each person come to know the Lord and to love and care for one another, as He did. If you did not receive a phone call or visit and would like to sit down and have a conversation about our parish, parish school, prayer needs, or life questions; please let us know by noting that on your Stewardship response or calling Anne or myself at the parish office (371-2621). We have stewards who are ready to meet you.
The secondary goal of our Stewardship Renewal is to help each person offer their response to the Lord for the gifts we’ve each been given in the form of a Stewardship’s response/commitment card. We are all a part of God’s family, the Body of Christ, and all of our gifts are important and necessary to carry out His mission. Ask Jesus how he wants to guide and help you this year grow as a disciple, talk with your family about how you might serve others this year, and take a few minutes to complete your Stewardship Card. It’s vital to our parish that each of our families make a personal response and commitment as your final goal to set for 2019.
Whether you have received your card from one of our stewards making a personal visit or by mail, now is the time to make your response. Drop your response in the mail to the parish or bring it to Mass on January 26/27 for our commitment weekend. Help us wrap up our stewardship renewal and launch into 2019!