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.
Every Sunday Tommy’s family drove to a funny looking building, with a lowercase “t” on the roof. Tommy knew it was a “t” because Tommy had just finished first grade and he knew how to write and read all the letters
Catholic stewards make intentional decisions about how to spend their time, their resources; in short, they are intentional about how to live life.
A friend once shared with me that growing up her mom used to say to her, “Say three Hail Mary’s before noon on Tuesday and something good will happen to you by Friday.”
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.
When we move from Christmas or Easter back into Ordinary Time, the return of green vestments and green adornments on the altar always calls to mind the song my youngest son learned at Catechesis of the Good Shepherd about the liturgical calendar. In it, the kids sang, “green is for the growing time.”
“Rescue. Set free. Liberate. Deliver. Save.
These are the words Scripture uses to describe why God became a man in Jesus.
The broad strokes of what happens at Mass can be traced in two basic movements . . the Father gives Himself through the Son in the Holy Spirit. . . He does so in order that the Church may do something with this gift; namely, offer it as its own back to the Father.
Not surprisingly, science confirms what we know as Christians to be true: gratitude is a virtue, a good habit, that if cultivated over time, makes us happier, healthier and, we might add, holier.
Merry Christmas from the Office of Stewardship.
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Rapid City, SD 57701