The Office of Stewardship
Catholic Way of Life: Generous Hospitality
The Office of StewardshipSummer Hospitality Tips 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 and tourists to our homes and churches. I was reminded of the young...read more
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“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 StewardshipTrue Fellowship: Generous and Sacrificial "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.” Luke 6:38...read more
The Office of StewardshipWelcome the Little ChildrenThis Saturday we celebrate the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord when Mary and Joseph bring the infant Jesus to the Temple to present him to the Lord as was prescribed in the Jewish Law. Both Anna and Simeon...read more
The Office of StewardshipThe Sacrifice of Being Welcoming This Sunday we celebrate the feast of the Baptism of the Lord. The Gospel reading recounts Jesus’ baptism by John the Baptist in the Jordan. After Jesus comes up out of the water, heaven was opened and a...read more
The Office of Stewardship10 Ways to Practice Hospitality at Christmas This past weekend we saw an article published by the Catholic News Agency on the efforts being made in the Archdiocese of Detroit to welcome people to their parishes this Christmas. The...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
The Office of StewardshipWith Hospitality, the Small Details MatterBishop Gruss has often observed that as we strive to live lives of Generous Hospitality, the details matter. Attentiveness to small details is an important aspect of hospitality. In August, my...read more
The Office of StewardshipThe Summit is Stewardship Sometimes people wonder how an event like the Summit is connected to Stewardship and why this office coordinates what is clearly an event whose primary goal is evangelization and time for renewal for the faithful. ...read more
The Office of StewardshipGenerous Hospitality Makes a Difference!Sometimes it is difficult to judge how our efforts to provide Generous Hospitality in our parishes are perceived by guests and parishioners alike. For that reason, I think it is helpful to share the...read more
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...read more
We have just finished up a wonderful 10 days of training with this year’s Duc in Altum Teams. These 13 young people come from four different universities and three states. But they came together over the course of the ten days to form a cohesive, positive...read more
This past week I have been calling pastors and pastoral leaders about our upcoming Stewardship Leadership Training on Friday and Saturday, June 15 and 16 at Terra Sancta. I have been checking in with them to see if they were planning to come to the Stewardship...read more
This past week I have been reading a book by Fr. Wilfrid Stinissen, O.C.D. entitled The Holy Spirit, Fire of Divine Love. As I read a subsection in the second chapter titled, Koinonia — Fellowship, the lens of generous hospitality: invitation, welcome and...read more
This past Friday and Saturday, the Office of Stewardship hosted the Come, Holy Spirit Lenten Retreat as a way to promote the lens of lively faith through prayer — the spiritual formation of the heart. The retreat was put on by the Community of...read more
Last week, Adam Johnson, a first-year theologian at St. Paul Seminary, was installed as a lector. As reader and bearer of God’s Word, Adam will proclaim God’s Word in the liturgical assembly, instruct children and adults in the faith, and bring the message of...read more
An image of a single parishioner in an empty church was used to lead off a recent article by Fr. Jack Bentz, S.J., in America Magazine entitled, Dear regular Mass-goers: The Seats at the End of the Pew Aren’t For You. Fr. Bentz who is the vocation director for...read more
In last week’s musings, I pondered the power of an invitation and the fruits which come from being persistent in extending, always inviting others to become intentional disciples who joyfully, boldly and lovingly proclaim and live the mission of Jesus Christ. We must...read more
On Wednesday evening, with an invitation from Fr. Timothy Castor and the parish community of St. Francis of Assisi parish in Sturgis, we held an Andrew dinner for high school youth and young adults. Andrew dinners are built around the passage from John 1:38- 41. John...read more
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