Stewardship Bulletin Bits until June 29th

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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 “for the common good.”  What gifts are mine to share?

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity:  May 31st

Today’s second reading reminds us that we are the adopted sons and daughters – the heirs – of God.  We are good stewards of our inheritance when we share our faith and fulfill Our Lord’s command to “go … and make disciples of all the nations.”

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ:  June 7th

The bishops’ stewardship pastoral asks, “And what do Christians bring to the eucharistic celebration and join there with Jesus’ offering?”  The answer: “Their lives as Christian disciples; their personal vocations and the stewardship they have exercised regarding them; their individual contributions to the great work of restoring all things in Christ.”

Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time:  June 14th

Like the sower in today’s Gospel, I scatter as seed my gifts of time, talent, and resources; and I trust that, by God’s grace and in God’s time, these small gifts of myself may grow and flourish and help to bring about the kingdom of God.

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time:  June 21st

St. Paul reminds us in the second reading that Christ died “so that those who live might live no longer for themselves.”  What we give to and do for others, we give to and do for Jesus!                                                            See 2 Corinthians 5:1 

Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time:  June 28th

Today’s reading from St. Paul explains the “divine economy” of stewardship – “The relief of others ought not to impoverish you; there should be a certain equality.  Your plenty at the present time should supply their need so that their surplus may in turn one day supply your need.”See 2 Corinthians 8:13-14

Saints Peter & Paul:  June 29th

Saints Peter and Paul worked tirelessly to spread the Gospel.  Not all can be apostles, but we, too, must be good stewards of our vocations, using the gifts we’ve been given in the service of God’s kingdom.