Stewardship of time, talent and treasure will build our faith in God.

We come together here in our parish because we recognize that we are part of something larger. At the same time, we understand that the larger something that we are a part of may be as small as helping one family, delivering one meal, taking one person fishing, or giving one person a ride to Mass. The lesson in this is that everybody matters. Your contributions allow us to weave our individual threads together to form the tapestry that is St. Mary's.

 

Josh Sanden speaking to school kids about stewardship.

The story of creation says God looked upon what had been made and found it good; and seeing the world's goodness, God entrusted it to human beings. "The Lord God planted a garden" and placed there human persons "to cultivate and care for it." - Genesis 2:8
Global Solidarity Fair

"Do all the good you can by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you can."
- John Wesley
Youth Mission Trip 2015 to Arecibo, Puerto Rico

"You too, dear young people, can be joyful witnesses of his love, courageous witnesses of his Gospel, carrying to this world a ray of his light."
- Pope Francis at World Youth Day 2013
Parish Nurse, Kathy Fischer, visiting the elderly.

"Stewardship is caring for what belongs to God. It is rooted in recognition that everything we have is from God and everything we have is God's."
- Bernie F. Evans

Your talent is God's gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.

Stewardship Committee at St Mary's

  • Committee Chair: Todd Wentworth
  • Meeting Date: 2nd Thursday of Month
  • Meeting Time: 5:00 PM
  • Location: Parish Office, Large Conf. Room

Who We Are

Mission:

To educate, foster and develop in our parishioners a sense of belonging, commitment, and involvement in our Christian community resulting in stewardship as a way of life.

The Stewardship Committee focuses on educating parishioners about stewardship as a way of life through its Annual Stewardship Renewal each fall. Other learning opportunities are offered to parishioners to encourage living as a disciple of Christ and sharing of time, talent and treasure.

Stewardship:
Who is a Christian steward? One who receives God's gifts gratefully, cherishes and tends them in a responsible manner, shares them in justice and love with others, and returns them with increase to the Lord. (From Stewardship, A Disciple's response, USCCB Pastoral Letter on Stewardship)

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Useful Links


Ministry Handbook


Stewardship Participation Form


FAQs about Tithing


U.S. Bishops' Letter on Stewardship


International Catholic Stewardship Council


Planned Giving


Office of Stewardship and the Annual Catholic Appeal


Best Practices in Parish Stewardship


Stewardship Reflection


Generous Giving


Strasser Stewardship Story 2016


Parish Stewardship Resources


Pope Francis Encyclicals


Kietzmann Stewardship Story 2015


St. Francis of Assisi, Wichita


Olson Stewardship Story 2014


Ave Maria Press


The Heart That Gives - Seven Traits of Joyful Stewardship


Stewardship Conferences


Stewardship, A Disciple's Response


Ministry Moment Guidelines


Veritas Financial Ministries


Diocese of Wichita, Stewardship



 

 

 

 

Stewardship Prayers

Stewardship Minute