PRAYFULLY, WE SERVE WITH GENEROUS HEARTS
Pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace,
along with those who call on the Lord
with purity of heart.”
2 Timothy 2:22
Spiritual stewardship invites total commitment–who we are, how we determine to live, what we do, and what we freely give in offering to God and in service to others.
As Servants and Stewards, WE PRAY.
In the second chapter of the Acts of the Apostles, St. Luke revealed the important role of worship and prayer in the lives of those responsible for the remarkable early days of the New Testament church. “They devoted themselves to the teaching of the apostles and to the communal life, to the breaking of the bread and to the prayers.” Empowered by and renewed in the Spirit, the first century disciples prayed for God’s leading and direction, a commitment we share.
In today’s busy world, daily prayer time often gets lost. Stewardship of Prayer infuses our parish with God’s spirit and is the cornerstone for the other two aspects of total stewardship: ministry and finance.
As Servants and Stewards, WE SERVE.
Those familiar first disciples—St. Peter, St. James, St. John and others—were also committed to following the example set forth by the Messiah, their Savior and Lord Jesus Christ. “Many wonders and signs were done through the apostles,” those who were “praising God and enjoying favor with all the people.” As is true for us, their ministry not only benefited those with whom they worshiped, but their good works extended significant ministry to the entire community.
Sacred Heart Parish offers many opportunities for ministry.
As Servants and Stewards, WE GIVE.
The apostles established a very high standard for committed financial investment. They clearly offered much more than their time and leadership ability. They gave all they had. St. Luke wrote that they “had all things in common. They would sell their property and possessions and divide them among all according to one’s need.” Their model is ours. As the Church of Jesus Christ, they shared their bounty. If even one experienced need, others freely and generously responded.
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Through the continued generosity of our parishioners and friends, Sacred Heart is able to meet the parish’s financial obligations. We ask that you prayerfully consider your financial committment to the parish. Please contact the Parish Office to receive weekly Stewardship of Finance contribution envelopes. Sacred Heart Parishioners and Friends now have the option of financial stewardship through Electronic Giving. With proper authorization, a set amount can be automatically drafted from your checking account every month. Simply complete the Automatic Bank Draft Authorization form and mail it to the parish office to begin using Electronic Giving. Frequenly Asked Questions about Electronic Giving are provided for your reference.