Stewardship

Stewardship is discipleship in action

Live as Disciples

Stewardship is everything we do after we say, “I believe.” It’s what we do because we are disciples of Jesus Christ and that makes all the difference in how we use our time, talent, and treasure. At IHM, we want to help you find ways to share your unique gifts in love and service to our parish family, our community, and beyond the borders.

In biblical usage, “Stewardship” is the management of whatever a person is entrusted with, not only to preserve but profitably administer for his master, ultimately for God. Christ proposed the faithful steward as model for the responsible Christian (Luke 12:42). The Apostles are chosen stewards of the divine mysteries (I Corinthians 4:1-2), and every Christian is a steward of the mysteries of God (I Peter 4:10). Jesus praised the unjust steward of the parable, not because he was dishonest, but because of his foresight, since "the children of this world are more astute in dealing with their own kind than are the children of light" (Luke 16:1-8). This is the ultimate lesson of stewardship: that a human being is not owner but only custodian of God's gifts in this world, to use them and produce with them the fruits of eternal life.
(Etym. Old English stigweard, "keeper of the hall": stig, hall + weard, keeper.)

Come discover your talents, find a good fit for service, share your God-given gifts, and together we can make an impact on the world!

 

 

What kind of member are you?

What kind of member are you?
Are you an active member, the kind that would be missed?
Or are you just content that your name is on the list?
Do you attend the meeting and mingle with the “flock”,
Or do you stay at home and criticize and knock?
Do you take an active part to help the work along?
Or are you satisfied to be the kind who just belongs?
Do you serve on ministries to see there is no trick?
Do you leave the work to a few and gripe about the clique?
So come join a Ministry, and sign up with all your heart,
Don’t just be a member, but take an active part.
Think this over, my friend…you know right from wrong,
Are you an active member, or do you just belong?


Need ideas on how to get involved?...Take a look at this great video below from Ascension Presents with Fr. Mike Schmitz....