Archbishop Carlson’s Stewardship Goal

Let us focus on generosity, or returning God’s gifts with increase,
through the generous sharing of our time, talent and treasure.”

Archbishop Robert Carlson has recommended that every week in every parish
a stewardship intention should be included in the “Prayers of the Faithful.”

To have the Prayers of the Faithful emailed to you before each quarter, email Dave Baranowski.

 Spanish translation is available after the English version.

 PRAYERS OF THE FAITHFUL
 
June 2017 thru September 2017

June 4, 2017

That through gratitude and generosity, we learn to open our hearts more and let the Holy Spirit give us guidance!

June 11, 2017

That we give our love unconditionally, especially to those who are closest to us.

June 18, 2017

That we answer God’s call to build his kingdom on earth and help each other get to Heaven!

June 25, 2017

That we have the strength and courage to be joyful witnesses of our Catholic faith in all circumstances.

July 2, 2017

That we pick up our cross and live the life God intended for each of us!

July 9, 2017

That, in gratitude for all that God has given us, we joyfully return a portion of His gifts to help build His kingdom of earth.

July 16, 2017

That the seeds God sows in our lives may take root and lead to greater prayer, participation and generosity.

July 23, 2017

That we may allow stewardship to blossom in our hearts and joyfully share our gifts.

July 30, 2017

That we learn to put our trust in God in everything we do.

August 6, 2017

That our lives reflect the love, mercy and forgiveness that Jesus has shown us.

August 13, 2017

That we respond obediently to God’s call and have the confidence to walk on water.

August 20, 2017

That we may show our gratitude for God’s great gifts through our active participation in the ministry of God’s Church.

August 27, 2017

That in gratitude for our gifts, we may grow them and give back with increase.

September 3, 2017

That each of us may have the strength and courage to put Jesus first above worldly ways and material gains.

September 10, 2017

That we go beyond the minimum required and give generously in proportion to what God has given each of us.

September 17, 2017

That we recognize everything we have and everything we are is a gift from God, including our very own lives.

September 24, 2017

That we realize we are not only responsible for our lives, but for the lives of others.


 ORACIONES DE LOS FIELES
 
  Junio 2017 - Septiembre 2017

4 de junio de 2017

Para que a través de la gratitud y generosidad, aprendamos a abrir más nuestros corazones y para que dejemos que el Espíritu Santo nos guíe.

11 de junio de 2017

Para que demos nuestro amor incondicionalmente, especialmente a aquellos que están más cerca nuestro.

18 de junio de 2017

Para que respondamos al llamado de Dios para construir su reino en la tierra y ayudarnos unos a otros a llegar al cielo.

25 de junio de 2017

Para que tengamos la fuerza y ​​el valor para ser testigos alegres de nuestra fe Católica en todo momento.

2 de julio de 2017

¡Que recojamos nuestra cruz y vivamos la vida que Dios quiso para cada uno de nosotros!

9 de julio de 2017

Que, en gratitud por todo lo que Dios nos ha dado, con gozo devolvamos una parte de Sus dones para ayudar a construir Su reino en la tierra.

16 de julio de 2017

Que las semillas que Dios sembra en nuestras vidas puedan arraigarse y conducirnos a una mayor oración, participación y generosidad.

23 de julio de 2017

Que permitamos que la corresponsabilidad florezca en nuestros corazones y alegremente compartamos nuestros dones.

30 de julio de 2017

Que aprendamos a poner nuestra confianza en Dios en todo lo que hacemos.

6 de agosto de 2017

Que nuestras vidas reflejen el amor, la misericordia y el perdón que Jesús nos ha mostrado.

13 de agosto de 2017

Que respondamos obedientemente al llamado de Dios y tengamos la confianza para caminar sobre el agua.

20 de agosto de 2017

Que podamos mostrar nuestra gratitud por los grandes dones de Dios a través de nuestra activa participación en el ministerio de la Iglesia de Dios.

27 de agosto de 2017

Que en gratitud por nuestros dones, los hagamos crecer y los devolvamos con aumento.

3 de septiembre de 2017

Que cada uno de nosotros tenga la fuerza y ​​el coraje para poner a Jesús por encima de los caminos mundanos y los logros materiales.

10 de septiembre de 2017

Que vayamos más allá del mínimo requerido y generosamente en proporción a lo que Dios nos ha dado a cada uno de nosotros.

17 de septiembre de 2017

Que reconozcamos que todo lo que tenemos y todo lo que somos es un regalo de Dios, incluyendo nuestras propias vidas.

24 de septiembre de 2017

Que nos demos cuenta de que no sólo somos responsables de nuestras vidas, sino de la vida de otros.


These prayers can be used for parish meetings or other occasions when a prayer is needed.
 

Archbishop Robert J. Carlson's Daily Stewardship Reflections

Lord, what do You want me to do with all the gifts you have given me – including my time, my talents and my material things?

Lord, how would You like me to become more fully involved in the life of Your Church?

Lord, how would you like me to be more generous with all the gifts You have given me?

Lord, what do You want me to do with all the gifts You have given me?



LIVE IN MY LIFE

Lord,
I invite you to live in my life today.
Here is my face – Smile through it.
Here is my mouth – Speak to someone with it.
Here are my ears – Listen to someone with them.
Here is my heart – Love someone with it.
Here are my hands – Touch someone with them.
Here are my arms – Hug someone with them.
Here are my feet – Walk with them this day.
Amen


STEWARDSHIP PRAYER

Loving God, I come to you in thanksgiving, knowing that all I am and all that I have is gift
from you. In faith and love, help me to do your will.


I am listening, Lord God. Speak your words into the depth of my soul, that I
may hear you clearly.


I offer to you this day all the facets of my life, whether it be at home, at
work, or at school – to be patient, to be merciful, to be generous, to be holy.


Give me the wisdom and insight to understand your will for me and the fervor to
carry out my good intentions.


I offer my gifts of time, talent and possessions to you as a true act of faith,
to reflect my love for you and my neighbor.
 


Help me to reach out to others as you my God have reached out to me.


 A STEWARDSHIP REFLECTION

 “The Lord God then took the man and settled him in the garden of Eden to cultivate and care for it.” - Genesis 2:15
All:
Lord, help me to do all that you ask, in the way that you ask, for as long as you ask, simply because you have asked it of me.

“For as in one body we have many parts, and all the parts do not have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ and individually parts of one another. Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us exercise them…” - Romans 12:4-6
All:
Lord, help me to do all that you ask, in the way that you ask, for as long as you ask, simply because you have asked it of me.

“This is what the Lord then said to Moses: ‘Tell the Israelites to take up a collection for me. From every man you shall accept the contribution that his heart prompts him to give to me.’” - Exodus 25:1-2
All:
Lord, help me to do all that you ask, in the way that you ask, for as long as you ask, simply because you have asked it of me.

“Much will be required of the person entrusted with much, and still more will be demanded of the person entrusted with more.” - Luke 12:48
All:
Lord, help me to do all that you ask, in the way that you ask, for as long as you ask, simply because you have asked it of me.

“Give and gifts will be given to you: a good measure, packed together, shaken down and overflowing, will be poured into your lap. For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you.” - Luke 6:38
All:
Lord, help me to do all that you ask, in the way that you ask, for as long as you ask, simply because you have asked it of me.





STEWARDSHIP PRAYER


O Lord, giver of life and source of freedom, I know that all I have received is from your hand.

Gracious and Loving Father, You call us to be stewards of Your abundance, the caretakers of all

You have entrusted to us. Help us to always use Your gifts wisely and teach us to share them generously.

Send the Holy Spirit to work through us, bringing Your message to those we serve.

May our faithful stewardship bear witness to the love of Jesus Christ in our lives. We pray with grateful hearts, in Jesus’ name.


Amen

 


A LITANY OF GENEROSITY

Dear Lord, We come before you today to ask you to help us be more generous.

We pray:

ALL: Gracious God, give us generous hearts…

Leader: ...so we may fully appreciate all your many gifts to us.

ALL: Gracious God, give us generous hearts…

Leader: ...so we may give without counting the cost.

ALL: Gracious God, give us generous hearts…

Leader: ...so we may share without expecting something in return.

ALL: Gracious God, give us generous hearts…

Leader: ...so we may know the joy that comes from helping others.

ALL: Gracious God, give us generous hearts…

Leader: ...so we may share all that you have given us.

ALL: Gracious God, give us generous hearts…

Leader: ...so we may hold all our treasures in an open hand.

ALL: Gracious God, give us generous hearts…

Leader: ...so we may recognize the many blessings in each new day.

ALL: Gracious God, give us generous hearts…

Leader: ...so we may learn the difference between what we need and what we want.

ALL: Gracious God, give us generous hearts…

Leader: ...so we may ever thank you and serve you.

Leader: Lord, we ask all of this, knowing that you will always give us all that we need. Please bless the work we do for you today and always.

ALL: Amen


A STEWARDSHIP OPENING PRAYER
By: Rev. Msgr. Ted L. Wojcicki, Vicar of Pastoral Planning
Originally written for the 1999 St. Louis Archdiocese Stewardship Evening

Lord, God,

You are the source of all creation.

You are the source of all goodness.


You are the source of love.


You are the source of all good gifts.


You are the source of the gift of life itself.

Lord of Life,

We thank you for the gift of life.

We thank you for all our blessings and talents.


We thank you for all good gifts.

Lord, God, we thank you for the abundance of time, talent, and treasure you have bestowed on the people of God of the Archdiocese of St. Louis.

We ask you to help us "Be Responsible Stewards of Your Gifts to Us."

We ask you to bless us with the courage, generosity, and selflessness to help us multiply these gifts among us for the glory of your name.

Let us be not afraid, let us not bury our gifts.

Let us recognize and name these gifts in ourselves and in one another.

Lord Jesus, you have challenged us with your holy words in Sacred Scripture:

  • That the one who "seeks to save his life will lose it;"
  • That the one who "loses his life for your sake will save it for all eternity;"
  • That the "greatest among us is the one who serves the rest;"
  • That it is "harder for a rich man to enter heaven than for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle;"
  • That our "true treasure is in heaven."

Lord, give us the strength and the faith to respond to your challenging words.

Lord, you have given us also generous promises:

  • That you treasure greatly the sacrificial spirit of the widow’s mite;
  • That you will reward with hundredfold harvest those who sow in the rich soil of faith;
  • That you will not be outdone in generosity;
  • That you will not give us burdens that we cannot bear.

We thank you, above all, for the joy-filled gift of faith and the inspirational witness of generous saints of ages past.

We ask Lord for your blessing upon our Holy Father, Archbishop Rigali, his auxiliary bishops, all diocesan leaders, pastors, parish priests and parish leaders.

Bless our time together this evening.

This we pray through Christ, our Lord. Amen