“As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace” (1 Pt 4:10).
What identifies a steward? Safeguarding material and human resources and using them responsibly are one answer; so is generous giving of time, talent, and treasure. But being a Christian steward means more. As Christian stewards, we receive God’s gifts gratefully, cultivate them responsibly, share them lovingly in justice with others, and return them with increase to the Lord.
Being a part of St. Mary’s is best understood when we participate and help. A person might choose to cook at the parish festival, sort items in the food pantry, sing in a choir, visit a homebound person, proclaim the scriptures as a lector at Mass, or plant flowers in the parish garden… Each person is encouraged to get involved according to their ability.
A parish survives by the good works of the volunteers who invest in the the life of the parish! Browse through our stewardship form to look at many of the ways you can share some of your time and efforts with the community.