“Be hospitable to one another without complaining. As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” (Peter 4:9-10)
Stewardship is the grateful response of a Christian disciple who recognizes and receives God’s gifts and shares them in love of God and neighbor. Stewardship is the active practice of the faith in our ordinary experience. Christ calls and we respond rightly to the degree we recognize everything we have is God’s gift and that we have a duty to use and share God’s gifts by generously and joyfully offering our time, talent and treasure.
At Little Flower we enthusiastically seek to know and live our faith. As a community of believers in Christ Jesus as Lord, Savior and Messiah, we are committed to the biblical truth of stewardship as a way of life – not some program or fund-raising scheme. Towards this end, we expect every member of our parish family to:
- Participate actively at Sunday Mass and Holy Days of Obligation
- Grow continuously in the understanding and practice of the Catholic Faith
- Pray daily, becoming increasingly familiar with Scripture and the devotional life of the Church
- Cultivate a deepening spirit of gratitude and generosity
Bishop Thomas’ 2017 Letter to the Faithful