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Oversee all administrative and financial aspects of the parish.
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What you like best about SMG:
The "welcome" feeling exhibited by the community (staff, ushers, greeters, volunteers) to all who enter here and the generosity of the parish members in giving of their time, talent and treasure.
What is Catholic Stewardship?
Hearing the Call and Responding
Everyone has a calling, which is another way of saying that your walk with God is personal. When you hear the call to gratitude and responsibility - in your friendships and family, in your work, wherever you go - then taking the next step to answer that call is where Catholic stewardship may be clearly seen. Stewardship is not simply making donations or taking care of the building and grounds. It is a spirituality - a way of life - made of four parts:
- Receiving the gifts of God with gratitude.
- Cultivating them responsibly.
- Sharing them lovingly in justice with others.
- Standing before the Lord in a spirit of accountability.
It is up to you to determine how you will live out this stewardship way of life. You will not be alone, however. Millions of fellow Catholics are traveling together with you.
Jesus Is the Steward
It begins with remembering our Baptism, when we became followers of Jesus Christ. From this call flows the commitment to Christ that makes stewardship possible - and deeply rewarding. However, this is a commitment to a lifetime of action, and it requires sacrifice. Through following Christ, we have the benefit of the role model of sacrifice for the greater good, a model of self-giving and loving service.