Welcome to Stewardship
At St. Thomas More, stewardship, along with evangelization, is a spiritual hallmark. A way of life, stewardship promotes making time for God in prayer, sharing our time and talent for the common good, giving of our treasure, nourishing our faith so we can share it with others, promoting vocations and preserving the earth for this generation and the next.
Treasure is everything that God has given to us; it’s not just the money that God provides. It’s the food. It’s the shelter. It’s the clothing. God has given them all to us as a gift. Now in our society when we’ve become “self-sufficient,” meaning that we’re more than self-sufficient, we can start thinking: “I’m providing for myself. I’m making that money happen. I’m earning the salary. I’m paying the bills. I bought all of this stuff.”
What do I mean God gave it to you? Well, God gives us our every breath.
A new book about stewardship scheduled to be out next month is penned by local authors.
The book, “Making Stewardship A Way of Life” ($34.95), is a collaborative effort by Father Andrew Kemberling, V.F., pastor of St. Thomas More Parish in Centennial, and Mila Glodava, the parish’s director of stewardship and communications.
Published by Our Sunday Visitor, a Catholic publishing company, the book is being touted as the ultimate stewardship guide.
The American delegation to the Catholic Bishops Conference in the Philippines shown left to right: Mila Glodava, Sharon Hueckel, Rick Jeric, Father Andrew Kemberling, Cardinal Vidal (Archbishop Emeritus of the Archdiocese of Cebu), Terry Polakovic and Dr. Tim Gray.
Stewardship is a way of life. It is a life of thanksgiving for all of God's blessings. We express this gratitude by giving of our time, talent and treasure. At St. Thomas More we we teach this principle by asking our parishioners to:
1) make time for God in prayer and worship
2) share time and talent for the common good
3) surture faith to share it with others
4) give treasure cheerfully
5) promote vocations for the abundant harvest
6) preserve the earth for this generation and the next.