stewardship, a way of life

In the fall of 2006, our parish determined that the best way to respond to God’s call to discipleship and service was through the stewardship way of life. A Christian steward is defined as a caretaker of God’s gifts. This is a person who serves God out of love and gratitude for all the gifts that God has given us. In short, a Christian steward recognizes that all we have and all that we are, are gifts from God and expresses gratitude for those gifts by using them not only for themselves but also to serve others. Each year all parishioners are invited to make a one-year commitment to the stewardship way of life, to commit their time and talent to some form of parish and/or community service, and to work toward tithing 5% of their income to our parish and 5% to other charities. As a stewardship parish, we at St. Ignatius are encouraged to work together to serve each other with the gifts God has given us. This website and our guidebook have the primary purpose to inform our members as to the ministries that our parish provides, our participates in so that as we discern our God-given gifts we can involve ourselves in some parish ministry.

To make a one year commitment to the stewardship way of life please see our Time, Talent, Treasure Commitment Form.

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