To be an “Active Steward” means to:
- Pray: that is, attend Mass faithfully in the parish on weekends and Holy Days
- Participate: that is, use one’s time and talent to strengthen the parish community
- Sacrificially Give: that is, pledge and remain current on a tithe of financial first fruits to support the ministries of the parish.
Dear Heavenly Father,
My parish is composed of people like me;
I help make it what it is.
It will be friendly, if I am.
Its pews will be filled, if I help fill them.
It will do great work, if I work.
It will make generous gifts to many causes,
If I am a generous giver.
It will bring other people into its worship and fellowship,
If I invite and bring them.
It will be a parish of loyalty and love,
Of fearlessness and faith,
And a parish with a noble spirit,
If I, who make it what it is, am filled with these same things.
Therefore, with Your help, O God,
I shall dedicate myself to growing our faith by being all things
that I want my parish to be.