GIVING

    stewardship and development

    "Stewardship is a way of life, a way of thanking God for all His blessings by returning a portion of the Time, Talent and Treasure allotted to us."

                        
    Catholic Diocese of Arlington
                                            
                              

    Stewardship

    Stewardship is based on the understanding that all we have received has been given to us from  God and is defined most simply as making the most responsible use of  one's gifts and talents.

    The practice of  Stewardship is based on the spiritual principles of the Old Testament  and the teachings of Jesus; and where it has been implemented, both  givers' and receivers' lives have been changed.

    As  Catholic Christians initiated into the Church through the sacraments of  Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist, we become caretakers of all that  God has given to us. As stewards of creation, we are entrusted with the  responsibility of caring for God's Kingdom. Stewardship, for Catholics,  means helping the Church's mission with time, money, and personal  resources of all kinds. This sharing is seen as a serious duty of  members of our Church.

                              
       
    Catholic Diocese of Arlington

    Stewardship engenders a spirituality that deepens our relationship with the Lord.  It involves intentional, planned and proportionate giving of our time,  talent and treasure.