"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)
Stewardship is more than the giving of funds to run the parish... it is an important part of our faith. Stewardship is not just another program, nor is it easy. As a Catholic community, Our Lady of The Lake believes it is our responsibility to recognize the gifts we have been given, cultivate them, share them with others and improve upon them for the Lord. It is powerful to realize that everything, even your faith itself, is a gift from God and that he has trusted you to share and invest them wisely. Here is how your can do this:
REACHING OUT... It's a way of life.
It extends beyond a single volunteer activity or financial pledge into all we do as Christians. Joyfully giving of the many blessings God has granted us is our response to our scriptural call: To work with and through each other to build the kingdom of God here on earth. Today, over 1,400 people help in over 3,000 “volunteer” positions. It is a way of life, as opposed to the notion of “volunteering” in our spare time.
REACHING UP... It's an act of Love.
A vibrant life of prayer and worship at Mass is also a sign of a committed disciple. There is personal prayer that we each do on our own, and there are several ways to pray. Think of A.C.T.S.: Adoration, Contrition, Thanksgiving, and Supplication.
REACHING IN... It's a reflection of God’s Grace.
As the saying goes, “Our life is God’s gift to us, what we do with it is our gift to God”. As stewards, each one of us are caretakers of all of God’s gifts. In a spirit of gratitude, we are called to give to God a percentage of what we have earned to the work of the church. It's part of our call of discipleship.
Learn more about the concept of stewardship and how it should shape our lives from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
OUR PARISH GIVING
Just as Stewardship invites each parishioner to share their gifts and talents, the same is asked of us as a whole parish. The Pastoral and Administrative Council have made a commitment to help those greatest in need, locally and globally. Though it is a start, the top 3% of our parish offertory will go to those – be they Catholic or not – to those who are less fortunate.
If you would like to make an online donation, please visit our online giving page by clicking below: