“A new heart I will give you, and a new spirit I will put within you; and I will remove from your body the heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh”
Stewardship is a way of life. It is an expression of discipleship based upon conversion of heart. When the Holy Spirit breaks into our lives our hearts become prayerful, our ministry joyful, and our generosity extravagant.
When we recognize that God is the origin of all life, the giver of everything that we have and are, the source of our freedom and giftedness, the healthy person responds by thanking God through prayer, by serving God and God’s people through ministry, by sharing our financial resources with those in need.
We, the faithful Catholic community of St. John of the Cross Parish, embrace stewardship as our way of life. Grateful for our abundant blessings and for the guidance of the Holy Spirit in our daily lives, we generously share our faith and faithfully witness God’s love, compassion and mercy.
As a family of believers we are united in the Eucharist. When we share the Word and celebrate the sacraments, grace transforms us into the Body of Christ.
As individuals we strive to imitate the life of Christ. The Holy Spirit is calling each of us to serve one another through the vocation of married or single life, consecrated or ordained life. We rely on the gifts of the Holy Spirit, in union with the Church universal to bear fruit in works of charity and justice, in advancing God’s Kingdom here on earth.
St. John of the Cross Parish is grateful to the Diocese of Green Bay and Most Rev. Robert F. Morneau for sharing stewardship resources and materials.