Stewardship is integral to the way we operate as a parish and community. It is part of how we follow Jesus’ example and give of our time, talent, and treasure. The Stewardship Councils in our parishes serve our community in strengthening stewardship here in our faith community.
“It is important to have a Stewardship Council because it helps keep our parish accountable as Christians to assist in roles that we find as our strengths,” says Julia Wood, who assists on the Stewardship Council for Sacred Heart. “It also helps our parish strengthen in these same roles that we need to improve in.”
The Stewardship Councils emphasize an awareness of the four pillars of stewardship — hospitality, prayer, formation, and service — to both the parish and the larger community, including families and schools. The purpose is to help the parishes and communities to prioritize service through time, talent, and treasure.
“The council helps the parish accomplish its mission by serving our time and talent to help form leadership, prayer, and service, and forming disciples of Jesus,” Julia says. “We are called to share these gifts with all that we encounter.”
Stewardship is incorporated into the councils’ decision-making processes through prayer and members conversing with one another. Over the years, stewardship at Sacred Heart has helped teach parishioners about welcoming new people and reaching out to others.
“It has also helped members get involved in areas that may have brought them out of their comfort zone,” Julia says. “Stewardship has also helped make prayer life a priority in our everyday lives.”
Julia, as well as other members of the council, joined because a past or current member of the council approached them.
“These current members felt we could all bring our gifts and talents to help grow and strengthen our parish,” she says.
Any and all are welcome to join our Stewardship Council. Those who are interested can contact Julia Wood at 402-202-9971, Rachelle Nekoliczak at 308-383-3442, or Jackie Nekoliczak 308-383-4846 from Greeley.