Prayer, Service & Sharing

Living out our Christian discipleship means that we are good stewards – that we are truly thankful, responsible and generous caretakers of God’s many blessings.  As disciples, we are called to follow in Jesus’ example of his complete self-gift by:

  • Receiving God’s gifts gratefully
  • Cultivating them responsibly
  • Sharing them lovingly and in justice with others
  • Returning them with increase to the Lord

God has entrusted us with the gifts of material creation, our individual vocation, and the living out of God’s mission through the Church.  Gratefully caring for these gifts leads to these tangible examples of stewardship in our daily lives:

  • Stewardship of Creation:  Respecting life, protecting the environment and developing our world through noble human labor
  • Stewardship of Vocation:  Faithfully carrying out our unique individual roles in God’s plan
  • Stewardship of the Church:  Prayerfully sharing our time, talent and treasure to fulfill the mission of the parish, archdiocese and universal church


Stewardship is not a program or a fundraising effort or a capital campaign.  It is about a life of Christian discipleship and there are astonishing implications for our relationships and daily lives.  We can experience life-shaping changes of mind and heart when we commit ourselves to the Lord.  We may ask ourselves, “What does Stewardship mean in my life?”  Our gratitude for God’s many gifts can be expressed through our prayer, worship, offerings and action.  Christian stewardship is actively returning to God a portion of the many gifts – our time in prayer, our talent and our treasure – that we have been given.

As God’s faithful servants, we are called to Stewardship as a way of life by:

  • Prayerfully discerning how God has uniquely gifted each one of us
  • Reflecting on what priority God and His Church play in our lives
  • Deciding how we plan to share these gifts with God and His Church
  • Making an intentional, planned and proportionate gift in the areas of time in prayer, talent and treasure.

Here are some links for your further consideration of how you can give first fruits back to God in the areas of time, talent and treasure.

TIME (PRAYER) – Spending Time with God in Prayer

TALENT (SERVICE) – Volunteer!  Find your role in our Parish 

TREASURE (SHARING) – Contributing to the Parish and other charities





Living Our Faith... 

Sharing Our Blessings

Click on Msgr. McGread's picture (above) to hear his message about stewardship.

The late Msgr. Thomas McGread is often called the “Father of Stewardship.” He was instrumental in the drafting of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ pastoral letter, Stewardship: A Disciple’s Response. Watch the video (click on the photo above) to hear Msgr. McGread explain the spirituality of stewardship and the amazing story of how stewardship forever changed Msgr. McGread’s parish — St. Francis of Assisi in Wichita — expanded to the entire diocese of Wichita and has now impacted other parishes across the country.


2017 Stewardship Renewal

Many of you had some great questions about our first Stewardship Renewal process that took place October 2017.  Father Peter and the Stewardship Council worked together to help address those questions.  Please CLICK HERE for an update & FAQ sheet on our 1st annual Stewardship Renewal.


Director of Stewardship:

Debbie Rhodes at 978-320-4212 or

Stewardship Council Co-Chairs:

Laura Doherty and Carolyn Stall

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