The Office of Stewardship
Catholic Way of Life: Dedicated Discipleship
The Office of StewardshipA Unique Stewardship for a Unique Place For many years, stewardship in the Catholic Church was often distilled into three words: time, talent and treasure. It was a catchy alliteration and it had value. It very concisely categorized the many...read more
The Office of Stewardship"See I Make All Things New" In this week's Gospel, Jesus gives us a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so also you should love one another. (cf John 13:34) The commandment to love others is not really new. In the Old...read more
The Office of StewardshipA Christian Steward Trusts Last Sunday was Divine Mercy Sunday and I have my Divine Mercy image in a prominent place with it's gentle reminder, "Jesus, I trust in You" both challenging and comforting me this week. The day before yesterday the...read more
The question I am challenged to ask is, “If I die tomorrow, will I regret the choices I made today?”read more
The Office of StewardshipLove Should Be Our Primary Motivation “Don't push where the Holy Spirit is leading." Fr. Charles Lachowitzer On Monday and Tuesday the Bishop, the Chancery staff, most of our priests and many of those who work in parishes were here at Terra...read more
The Office of StewardshipFinding Ourselves the Outsider “My son, you are here with me always; everything I have is yours." Luke 15: 31 I know it was last Sunday's gospel, but the story of the Prodigal Son is just one of those that stick with you! It is such a rich...read more
The Office of StewardshipThe Joy of the Resurrection is Coming! “Even now return to me with your whole heart for I am gracious and merciful." Gospel Antiphon, Tuesday the 3rd Week of Lent Often when I am teaching as a catechist, I find myself saying, "In Catholicism...read more
The Office of Stewardship“Only for today” Let’s Live This Catholic Way of Life More Deeply Grant O Lord, that we may begin with holy fasting this campaign of Christian service, so that, as we take up battle against spiritual evils, we may be armed with weapons of...read more
The Office of StewardshipNew Year’s Resolutions The custom of making New Year’s Resolutions goes back thousands of years. There is evidence that the Babylonians had a New Year’s celebration which included promises to pay debts and return any borrowed objects. ...read more
The Office of StewardshipLiving a Life of Detachment “In the town of Pontchateau, St. Louis DeMontfort inspired the peasants to build a huge monument to the Passion of Christ on a neighboring hill. For 15 months, hundreds of peasants volunteered their skills and...read more
The Office of StewardshipBartimaeus the Steward In response to my email of October 11th, I heard back from several of you who shared with me some of the ways your parish is paying attention to the small details in order to be more hospitable. Thank you! Here are a...read more
Last evening, I received this beautiful story of love and resurrection from a friend of mine. A lesson learned once again: when we follow the promptings of the Holy Spirit within our hearts, the Lord has a way of surprising us, even catching us off guard at times. If...read more
As we were preparing for our February meeting, several of us in the newly formed Serra Club were sharing with each other our goals for Lent. Stephen Wesolick, the president of our new Serra club, and his wife Lisa were sharing about their desire to pray the rosary...read more
This morning, as I was driving to get the oil changed in my car, I was listening to Real Presence Radio and they were talking about the shooting in Parkland, Florida. Seventeen were killed, fourteen young people, three adults, and fourteen were injured in this...read more
Today (Wednesday), 38 people from the diocese, both youth and adults, are heading to our national capital in Washington, DC for the 45th Annual March for Life. We are heading to experience this great event because invitation and perseverance does pay...read more
This past week I have been reading an article from St. Paul Evangelization Society by Deacon Vincent L. Bernadine, Sr., who serves at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Evansville, Indiana. Throughout the article he talks about the central message of the Gospel as the...read more
Last week I mused about missing those important side trips of life because of the lack of planning on my part or not looking far enough ahead on my calendar to see the events coming up. Missing those side trips of life is usually caused by not paying enough attention...read more
One of my favorite lines during priest retreat this year by Fr. John Horn, who was our director, was “disposition isn’t everything, but it’s almost everything.” I like this definition of disposition, the way in which something is placed or arranged,...read more
This past week I read Msgr. Richter’s new booklet Integrated Evangelization: How to Facilitate the Encounter with Christ. It is only 25 pages in length, but has some wonderful nuggets to pray and ponder on. One of my favorites is in the chapter on Truly Caring for One...read more
In the middle of September, I was able to participate in the International Catholic Stewardship Council Conference. At the conference, Ron Schatz, the Director of the Office Stewardship and Resource Development for the diocese of Bismarck was awarded the Bishop...read more
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