The Difference Stewardship Will Make
The world will never run out of needs. Trying to respond to the needs of the world on their own terms will leave the giver discouraged. Stewardship shifts the focus from the needs of others to our relationship with God. As we live out our baptismal commitment to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit united by love, we gradually grow in the life of discipleship so that our will and God's will increasingly coincide and God becomes more deeply present to us that we are to ourselves (Deus caritas est, Benedict XVI). Stewardship changes your priorities so that self-abandonment becomes your will and God becomes your joy.
What difference will stewardship make in my parish?
Home is a place of love, safety, trust, and acceptance. It is also a place of responsibility, inter-dependence, teamwork, sacrifice, investment, and chores. Giving people a job to do gives them a stake in the community. Parish stewardship is the difference between programs and people, the difference between planning and prayer, it’s the difference between fossilisation and evangelization, and it's the difference between a place you visit and a place you belong.
Stewardship has the potential to ignite the clergy and laity in our Dioceses and parishes to greater service within the parish and community by discovering the spirituality of stewardship. This spirituality causes one to grow closer to Christ, and to deepen our “attitude of gratitude.” This can transform us from giving to needs to needing to give in our families, parishes and communities. This transformation has an evangelizing effect by radiating to others the joy of stewardship.
Regular Mass Times:
Tuesday - 6:30 pm
Thursday - 9:00 am
Friday - 9:00 am
Saturday - 5:00 pm
Sunday - 10:00 am
St. Agnes Parish
302 Veterans Way
To request prayers or to join the circle,
Fran Murphy (403-335-4591)
Fr. Thomas (403-869-4255)