Pope Francis has made many strong statements about stewardship of the environment, including, “You are called to care for creation not only as responsible citizens, but also as followers of Christ!” His message is clear: Catholics must protect what he calls “a gracious gift” with efforts “set at the service of our brothers and sisters, including future generations.”
Our stewardship appeal for your time, talent and financial resource is along that same spiritual call to commit to what you can do to help your Parish of Saint James - through supporting our ministry now and in your daily routine—all year long, and encourage others to do the same. The key to stewardship is remembering that it’s not ownership—your time, your talents, your treasure, all of creation were bestowed on you. Show your gratitude to God by using them responsibly and sharing them with others lovingly and generously.
As Parishioners of Saint James it is within our Response-Ability to care, protect and nurture the “gracious gifts” of our faith, hope and love set at the service of all. If you have not done so regularly, perhaps it is time to rethink your priorities and make room for the common good. The investment you make today will one day be helping you or a loved one.
Stewardship: A Sustainable spirit