The Office of Stewardship
In the Diocese of Rapid City, Stewardship is a broad vision for the parish and the individual that encompasses everything necessary for people to feel welcomed, fed, and nourished in their relationship with God and with neighbor.
This vision is built on a strong Foundation and supported by 3 Pillars-
Generous Hospitality: Welcome, Invitation, Fellowship
Lively Faith: Prayer, Formation, Study
Dedicated Discipleship: Intentional Love of God and Neighbor
The Office of Stewardship offers resources and support to use these pillars to build a stewardship parish and cultivate a Catholic way of life.
After prayerful consideration, the Office of Stewardship has made the decision to postpone the 2020 Summit featuring Chris and Linda Padgett. Over the past two years, the Summit has grown to be the largest event hosted by the Diocese of Rapid City. We are committed to continuing to offer the people of the Diocese the kind of high-quality event you have come to expect and we feel we would be unable to do so because of the current and projected COVID19 restrictions. We looked at current CDC guidelines and felt it was unrealistic to think we would be able to gather the kind of crowd the Summit typically draws this coming September. We looked at some creative alternatives, but in the end, we sense the Lord asking us to put our energy and resources toward bringing you a wonderful day of relaxation, inspiration and fellowship in 2021. Once again the day will include a high-quality Youth Track so that you can bring the entire family.
We look forward to welcoming you to Terra Sancta for this event in 2021.
The Director of the Office of Stewardship offers weekly reflections on the “Living this Catholic Way of Life” blog.
You’ll find thoughtful refelctions on Scripture, suggestions for tools to use at your parish, and stories of those emboldened and enlivened in their faith.
The Office of Stewardship offers inspiring blogs, videos, testimonials, and print materials to help encourage parishioners to delve deeper into the heart of God and come alive in their faith.
Take a look at our resources page for modules to share with parish leaders, committee members, or to study on your own.
We’re committed to helping you grow in your faith and giving you the opportunity to help you deepen your love of God and of neighbor.
We host several events throughout the year to encourage you in each pillar of Stewardship.
We’ve developed several assessments and tools to help you take a pulse of your parish, determine your areas of greatest need, and learn where to focus your resources most effectively.
Schedule a time to meet with our office one-on-one to create a customized plan to awaken your parish.
Let’s be creative in our efforts to continue to show them that they are not forgotten.
As I was pulling up weeds, doing a little pruning and planting pots of annuals, I thought about all of the spiritual lessons I have learned over the years in the garden. Weeds have taught me a lot.
“There is an appointed time for everything, and a time for every affair under the heavens.”
“The real ‘wedding gift’ is this: Your marriage is a reflection of the Holy Trinity, and with the grace of Christ, you are a living and credible icon of God and His love.”
This Sunday is Pentecost, the great celebration of the Church when we “remember” the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles 50 days after Easter as they were huddled in the Upper Room. I think a close look at the prayers for Mass makes clear that we are “remembering” in the Biblical sense of the word.
“Man plans . . . And God Laughs” . . . or so the saying goes. Perhaps in these times, we should say, “Man plans and COVID19 laughs.
“For I know well the plans I have in mind for you . . plans for your welfare and not for woe, so as to give you a future of hope.”
“Hospitality is not just about opening our doors, but opening our very souls.”
“And this is the will of the one who sent me,
that I should not lose anything of what he gave me”
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