Stewardship – Now is the Time

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As I travel around Central Texas speaking about stewardship, I always seem to get the same response – “I don’t get this stewardship thing!” Stewardship seems to be a very difficult concept for many people. Perhaps it is because we get caught up in the notion that stewardship is only about money and getting more… [Read More]

Stewardship and the Universal Church

St. Francis Assisi

At most Sunday Masses, we stand after the homily and recite the Nicene Creed. This creed is our proclamation that we believe in the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit as three persons in one God. We also proclaim our belief that our Church is one, holy, catholic, and apostolic. To proclaim the Church… [Read More]

Catholic Services Appeal

The Catholic Services Appeal provides neccesary funding to diocesan ministries that one parish cannot accomplish on its own.

During November, parishes across the Diocese of Austin participate in the Catholic Services Appeal (CSA).  Now in its 35th year, the CSA has provided over $66 million of support to the ministries of the diocese.  This year’s Appeal will help support many diocesan  ministries, including a quality education for 46 seminarians, as well as thousands… [Read More]

Stewardship as a Way of Life

Mary was the ultimate steward

The basic principles of Christian stewardship – accountability, generosity and the willingness to give back with increase – stem from a spirit of gratitude. People of faith acknowledge God as the giver of all creation. Everything that we have and all that we are, our skills and talents, our possessions, and life itself are gifts… [Read More]