"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
What Identifies a Steward?
Safeguarding material and human resources and using them responsibly are one answer; so is generous giving of time, talent, and treasure. But being a Christian steward means more. As Christian stewards, we receive God's gifts gratefully, cultivate them responsibly, share them lovingly in justice with others, and return them with increase to the Lord.
We plant seeds, knowing they hold hope for the future. We lay foundations, knowing much building must follow. There is a sense of liberation, however, in realizing this. We can do something, and we can do it very well. We can take the first step in making a difference, knowing that we may never see the end of the road, the results of our actions, the recipients of our giving. We receive and offer the gift of hope. The harvest will come.
Many of our days are spent "growing dirt," preparing the soil for future plantings. That is an act of hope. We know we are only workers, not the Master Gardner. Accepting the gifts of silence, light, the guiding Spirit and hope, we are co-creators of the future, which is in God's hands.
Pillars of Stewardship
The four pillars of stewardship are Hospitality, Prayer, Formation and Service. These pillars invite parishioners to experience, witness and live the stewardship way of life in response to their baptismal call to discipleship. Each baptized person is called to give of time, talent and treasure to strengthen these four pillars that support the parish community – your parish community.
Time, Talent, Treasure
Parishioners are invited to support our parish by sharing their time, talent and treasure. Each fall families are asked to complete a survey to share how they may be stewards in the parish by sharing their gifts. If you are new to the parish, when you register, you can complete a survey.
Donating to Sacred Heart
In spring 2020, Sacred Heart made available an online giving option for your regular or special contributions.
You can give one time or set up recurring debits from a credit card or bank debit. You can leave a comment on the form, such as if you are giving a donation in honor or memorial of an individual, or if you are giving for a special collection.
Donations also can be made in person (tithing envelopes) when you come to Mass, or you can mail your contributions to the parish office. If you wish to have envelopes for your contributions, please contact the parish office.