Stewardship

Stewardship

As we live our lives, we become more and more aware that everything that we have comes from God: our life, our talents, our abilities, our intellectual gifts and our holiness.

Stewardship helps us live in a way that sees all these things as gifts entrusted to us by God in order that they will bear fruit for God. This is a spiritual way of living, which I believe would benefit us personally and also benefit our life as God’s people.

Archbishop Daniel J. Bohan
Archbishop of Regina

Mission Statement

To promote the Spirit of Stewardship in the Archdiocese of Regina by helping each member of Christ’s body gratefully receive God’s gift of Time, Talent and Treasure.

To care for these gifts responsibly, we share them in love and justice and return them with increase to the Lord.

Stewardship Prayer

I offer this day to you, dear God.

Thank you for the blessings you have given me.

May I use these gifts to build your kingdom.

May my actions be a reflection of your love.

May what I do today bring others closer to you.

May my words be kind and gentle and may they bring joy to others.

Today, help me to give back a portion of what you have given me.

I ask this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Stewardship Brochure

Stewardship Manual Part 1

Stewardship Manual Part 2

Stewardship as a Tool for Evangelization 
Is the title of a video seriesproduced by the office of Stewardship Development in the Diocese of Prince Albert.

This is a thought-provoking program which consists of five, twenty minute segments making it ideal for use in the context of parish pastoral and financial council meetings? The DVD set and an accompanying hard copy version are now available at the diocesan resource centre.

Recognize the Faithful Stewards in your Parish

The Stewardship of Prayer

 Jesus prayed daily and stayed in touch with his Father.  He always prayed before big events like the passion, like choosing his disciples, and before some of his miracles.

Jesus came to earth to reconcile us to the Father. Our mission as Christians is to follow Christ, to go forth to proclaim the Good News of salvation, to give life, to the full, as Jesus did.

Most of us are not asked to lay down our lives on the cross. We are asked to offer our prayers and works and suffering, and to unite these to the sacrifice of the cross for our salvation and that of the world.

In our families, the domestic church, we work and pray for our family members; for the unity of the family, and for a spirit of love among its members.

In our parishes we all need to contribute to the success, the unity and the spirit of the parish family.

Some of us may think we can no longer serve the parish, the C.W.L., or the Knights because of age and disability. Nothing is further from the truth. We can support by being members, and most important, we can pray for the parish or the organization.

At Pastoral Council, C.W.L and Knights of Columbus meetings we take a moment to pray for those sick or in distress. We do that at every Mass as well. That tells us something.

If you want the parish or other organization to succeed, you need to pray for God’s blessings. As we live our daily lives we need to stay in touch with God and his will for us. We need to offer our work, our joys and sorrows as prayer. When sickness or suffering comes our way, we have the opportunity to unite it to Christ’s suffering and to offer it as prayer.

Imagine all the blessings this parish could enjoy if everyone prayed and worked daily for its success?

Above all, the steward is thankful for all the blessings and opportunities God gives us everyday.

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What's New

Stewardship Bulletin Bits - Year B 2015

Last updated on July 3, 2015
Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: July 5th

During this time, we celebrate the independence of our country. We would do well to echo the psalmist, saying, “Our eyes are fixed on the Lord, pleading for His mercy.” May we always recognize and use wisely the gifts of freedom and abundance He has showered upon us.

 

Fifteenth in Ordinary Time: July 12th

Today’s reading are about being chosen and sent. The prophet Amos was chosen by the Lord and sent to use his talents for the people of God. The Gospel recounts the story of the sending of the twelve. In the second reading, St. Paul reminds us that we, too, are chosen. For what have I been chosen? To whom have I been sent?

 

Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time: July 18th

In today’s Gospel, Jesus had planned to slip away from the crowds for a few moments of peace and a little rest. When he saw the people gathered, however, He put His need aside to meet the needs of others. Sometimes, as good...

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On the weekend of June 12-14, 35 people represented the Archdiocese of Regina at the Western Canadian Catholic Stewardship Conference in Calgary. 

The theme of the conference, which is held every two years in different Western Canadian cities, was Stewards Radiating the Joy of the Gospel. 

Keynote speakers featured were Bishop Robert Morneau, retired auxiliary bishop of Green Bay, Wisconsin and Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto. 

Two of the 23 breakout sessions were given by teams from the Regina Archdiocese. Christine Shuya and Willie Yacishyn, of St. Gerard Parish, Yorkton, spoke on The Joy of Collaborating as Stewards Building the Body of Christ. Ray and Heather Deis and Fr. John Weckend, of St. Cecilia Parish, Regina offered 101 Practical Tips to Start a Stewardship Way of Life in Your Parish. 

The conference, held at the Telus Convention Center, attracted 450 participants from across Western Canada. It was hosted under the...

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Stewardship Bulletin Bits until June 29th

Last updated on May 14, 2015

Fifth Sunday of Easter:  May 3rd

The good steward lives the advice of St. John, loving in deed and in truth, rather than just talking about it.

Sixth Sunday of Easter:  May 10th

Jesus’ commandment is that His disciples love one another, even to the point of laying down their lives, if necessary.  What gifts of myself – my skills and talents, my time and resoruces – will best demonstrate my love for God’s people?

Ascension of the Lord:  May 17th

Jesus ascended into heaven, blessing His disciples and promising that they would soon receive the power of the Holy Spirit.  We who have received that promised gift of the Spirit are now empowered to be His witnesses to the ends of the earth – to use our time and talents to spread the good news of salvation.

Pentecost Sunday:  May 24th

St. Paul reminds us today that all of our gifts have their source in the Holy Spirit and that those gifts are given “...

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ORDINARY TIME

Baptism of Our Lord:  Jan. 11th

 

Today we celebrate the Baptism of the Lord.  The U.S. bishops pastoral on stewardship reminds us that Baptism gives all of His disciples a share in His priestly work and calls them ‘to offer up the world and all that is in it – especially themselves – to the Lord of all.”

 

Second Sunday in Ordinary Time:  Jan. 18th

 

In today’s first reading, we hear Samuel respond eagerly, “Here I am!” each time the Lord calls him.  May we, too, be listening for the call of God in our lives and be ready to say like the psalmist, “Here am I, Lord; I come to do your will.”

 

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time:  Jan. 25th    

 

There is a certain urgency in today’s Gospel as Jesus calls His first disciples – Andrew and Simon, James and John.   Each one follows Jesusimmediately, unhesitatingly...

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First Sunday of Advent:  Nov. 30th                                              

We are the servants of God, each with his or her own task.  We will be judged good stewards if, at His coming, He finds us ready and conscientiously pursuing the tasks to which we have been called.

Second Sunday of Advent:  Dec. 7th

John the Baptist’s call to repentance is echoed in the U.S. bishops’ pastoral letter on stewardship: “Christians must beg God for the grace of conversion: the grace to know who they are, to whom they belong, how they are to live – the grace to repent and change and grow, the grace to become good disciples and stewards.”

Third Sunday of Advent:  Dec. 14th

All of the people in today’s readings – the prophet Isaiah, the Virgin Mary, St. Paul, St. John the Baptist – seemed to understand clearly and rejoice in what God was calling them to be and to do.  Do I?

Fourth Sunday of Advent: ...

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September 17, 2017 - 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

“For if we live, we live for the Lord, and if we die, we die for the Lord; so then, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s” - Romans 14:8

This is the essence of stewardship – everything we have and everything we are is a gift from God. We aren’t “owners” of anything, we are merely “stewards” of the gifts that God has given us, especially our very own lives. Pray to God, daily, and ask Him how He wants you to use the gifts He has given you.

 

September 24, 2017 - 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

“So the last will be first and the first last” - Matthew 20:16

You’ve heard the saying “it’s not where you start, but how you finish.” This certainly applies to this Bible passage. We have a responsibility not...

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