The Office of Stewardship
Catholic Way of Life: Generous Hospitality
Let’s be creative in our efforts to continue to show them that they are not forgotten.
“Hospitality is not just about opening our doors, but opening our very souls.”
Recently, a friend shared a podcast with me on hospitality and it is just too good not to share with all of you. It captures so much of what we are trying to teach and live with our Stewardship pillar, Generous Hospitality.
“Our Lord does not look so much at the greatness of our actions, or even at their difficulty, as with the love with which we do them.”
It’s been a busy week in the blogosphere! I have several things to offer to you this week including . .
Dr. Carole Brown offers 7 tips for making multiplying discipleship work at any parish in the Diocese of Rapid City seeking to promote Stewardship.
One parish in the Rapid City Diocese is using the program, “ChristLife” to answer the call to “make disciples of all nations.”
“Mother Teresa of Calcutta said, ‘Speak tenderly to them. Let there be kindness in your face, in your eyes, in your smile, in the warmth of your greeting. Always have a cheerful smile.
It seems that summer is finally making its way to Western South Dakota. For many in our Diocese, summer means the arrival of out-of-town guests
For many years, stewardship in the Catholic Church was often distilled into three words: time, talent and treasure.
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 self-restraint.”
from the Collect for Ash Wednesday
“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”
Stewards are grateful for the gift of children. Our Lady of the Black Hills provides an example of how to make them feel welcome.
“And so less and less we are in touch with each other. The world is lost for want of sweetness and kindness. People are starving for love because everybody is in such a great rush.”
The Archdiocese of Detroit shares 10 ways to practice Christmas hospitality Also, find a link to Diocese of Rapid City’s Summit 2019’s keynote speaker.
Bartimaeus is a steward and a disciple, a man of fervent, persistent, and honest prayer who trusts completely in the Lord and follows in His footsteps.
Small gestures of hospitality can make a big difference to people. Providing an extra touch of hospitality in bathrooms is one idea.
The 2018 Summit sponsored by the Diocese of Rapid City’s Office of Stewardship offers the opportunity to practice Welcome, Invitation and Formation.
Sometimes it is difficult to judge how our efforts to provide Generous Hospitality in our parishes are perceived by guests and parishioners alike.
This past weekend we had our Stewardship Training — Ambassadors for Christ. We had 8 priests and Deacon Zane Pekron that were able to participate in the Friday workshop and 60 parish leaders that came from 19 parishes from across the Diocese and the Rapid City Catholic Schools for the Friday evening and Saturday workshop.
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