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November 11-12, 2017 | Stewardship Weekend 2017

Stewardship Weekend 2017All parishes in the Diocese of Green Bay are invited to celebrate Stewardship Weekend November 11-12, 2017. The theme is "In Jesus' Name: Be Bold."

Event Contact - Department of Parish Planning & Pastoral Services:
(920) 272-8295 or 1-877-500-3580 ext. 8295 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 


Perfect for Anytime | Be Not Afraid: Exploring a Life of Discipleship

Be Not Afraid Exploring a Life of Discipleship CoverOngoing growth in understanding and practicing stewardship in parishes through in response to Bishop Ricken's Pastoral Letter. "Be Not Afraid: Exploring a Life of Discipleship" uses a six-week, small-group process. Host a free training session in your parish. Materials are free.

Event Contact - Department of Parish Planning & Pastoral Services:
(920) 272-8295 or 1-877-500-3580 ext. 8295 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 


Stewardship: A Multi-faceted Concept

Stewardship is a multi-faceted concept that includes Prayer, Service, and Sharing. Countless Catholic parishes across the United States have experienced a revitalization and renewal when the faith community understood and put them into action.

Parishes grounded in Stewardship report increases in:

  • members' faith-filled personal and household prayer
  • Mass attendance and participation
  • parish service organizations and events supported by more and more volunteers
  • financial giving that allows the parish to meet its own budget and to share with others.

Stewardship of Prayer

Prayer is about our relationship with God. We gratefully acknowledge God's presence in our lives and respond by investing ourselves. In nurturing this relationship we stay connected and understand God’s will for our lives. As disciples of Jesus we strive to engage in personal prayer each day. As good stewards of our time, we return to God part of each day which has been so graciously given to us.

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Stewardship of Prayer

 
 

Stewardship of Service

We believe that every person has been created with wonderful gifts to bring us joy and to serve each other. The Epistle of St. Peter reminds us: "As each one has received a gift, use it to serve another as good stewards of God's varied graces" (1 Peter 4:10). To be a steward of service means that we gratefully name and nurture our gifts, and offer them to our Church and to the world.

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Stewardship of Service

 
 

Stewardship of Sharing

Stewards are grateful people who believe that God has been generous with us and we, in turn, share with others. The scripture passage "Where your treasure is, there will your heart be" (Mt 6:21) challenges us to look at how and where we spend our financial resources. As followers of Jesus, we carefully consider the needs of our Church and the poor when developing a household budget. We are stewards, not out of obligation but out of gratitude and joy for all that God has done for us.

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Stewardship of Sharing