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Stewardship

"As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God's varied grace." (Peter 4:10)


Stewardship is the term that Catholics use to describe a way of life that recognizes that God is the creator, owner, and giver of all things.  Faithful stewards engage in responsible management of our God-given resources of time, talent, and treasure. Through stewardship, our relationships with God and one another are strengthened.  Stewardship is living out a commitment to be Christ-centered rather than self-centered and involves a conversion of the heart. Like faith development, stewardship is a lifelong journey.

Stewardship is not just a program, a fund-raising scheme, or about money and donations. Although, stewardship can have some programmatic elements. For example, every year our parish asks for contributions to the Parish Share.
 
At St. Bernard, we ask parishioners to prayerfully discern and reflect on how much of their time, talents, and treasure they can commit to our parish for a year.  There are many opportunities to give of one's time, talent, and treasure at St. Bernard.  Please visit the "Get Involved" page to volunteer for a ministry and our "Donate" page to give financial support to our parish.  Our pastor, parochial vicars, and parish staff are also available to help you discern your involvement at St. Bernard.  We thank you for your support!