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 
 
March 2018 thru June 2018

March 4, 2018

That we may learn to turn away from the false idols of our society – those visible and invisible.

March 11, 2018

That we may show our gratitude for Jesus’ ultimate sacrifice by generously making sacrifices in our own lives.

March 18, 2018

That, as God’s chosen people, we may accept and follow God’s plan to generously share our time, talent and treasure with others.

March 25, 2018

That we have the strength and courage to stand up for those in need of our help.

April 1, 2018

That our Easter celebration will help us to become more grateful and willing to make sacrifices to help build God’s kingdom on earth.

April 8, 2018

That we may learn to see all of our blessings as abundant gifts from God so that we may use them for the benefit of all God’s people.

April 15, 2018

That we have the courage to do the work God has sent us to do, knowing that this is the true path to peace and joy.

April 22, 2018

That we take time in silent daily prayer to talk and listen to God.

April 29, 2018

That are daily actions reflect our goal of good discipleship.

May 6, 2018

That we may show our love for God by the way we use our time, talent and treasure.

May 13, 2018

That we have the courage to defend our faith and share our witness joyfully with others.

May 20, 2018

For all those who generously share their unique gifts so that as a parish community we carry on the work of Jesus Christ.

May 27, 2018

That we remember the generosity of past generations who built our Church and continue to be generous for future generations.

June 3, 2018

That, through the Eucharist, we find the nourishment and strength to live as good Christian stewards.

June 10, 2018

That all of our parish ministries work together for the glory of God’s name and not for our own pride and ego.

June 17, 2018

That we remain accountable for the gifts we have been given and to share them generously.

June 24, 2018

That we turn our daily focus to God and others to develop a “God-centered” lifestyle.


 ORACIONES DE LOS FIELES
  Marzo 2018 - Junio 2018

4 de marzo de 2018

Para que podamos aprender a alejarnos de los ídolos falsos de nuestra sociedad- aquellos visibles e invisibles.

11 de marzo de 2018

Para que podamos mostrar nuestra gratitud por el máximo sacrificio de Jesús haciendo generosos sacrificios en nuestras propias vidas.

18 de marzo de 2018

Para que, como pueblo elegido de Dios, podemos aceptar y seguir el plan de Dios para compartir generosamente nuestro tiempo, talento y tesoro con otros.

25 de marzo de 2018

Para que tengamos la fuerza y ​​el valor para defender a aquellos que necesitan nuestra ayuda.

1 de abril de 2018

Para que nuestra celebración de Pascua nos ayude a ser más agradecidos y dispuestos a hacer sacrificios para ayudar a construir el reino de Dios en la tierra.

8 de abril de 2018

Para que podamos aprender a ver todas nuestras bendiciones como regalos abundantes de Dios y que los usemos para beneficio de todo el pueblo de Dios.

15 de abril de 2018

Para que tengamos el valor de hacer el trabajo que Dios nos ha enviado a hacer, sabiendo que este es el verdadero camino hacia la paz y la alegría.

22 de abril de 2018

Para que tomemos tiempo en la oración diaria silenciosa para hablar y escuchar a Dios.

29 de abril de 2018

Para que las acciones diarias reflejen nuestra meta de buen discipulado.

6 de mayo de 2018

Para que podamos mostrar nuestro amor a Dios por la forma en que usamos nuestro tiempo, talentos y tesoros.

13 de mayo de 2018

Para que tengamos el valor de defender nuestra fe y compartir nuestro testimonio con alegría con los demás.

20 de mayo de 2018

Por todos aquellos que generosamente comparten sus dones especiales, para que como comunidad parroquial podamos continuar el trabajo de Jesucristo.

27 de mayo de 2018

Para que recordemos la generosidad de las generaciones pasadas que construyeron nuestra Iglesia y continuemos siendo generosos para las generaciones futuras.

3 de junio de 2018

Para que, a través de la Eucaristía, encontremos la nutrición y la fuerza para vivir como buenos mayordomos cristianos.

10 de junio de 2018

Para que todos los ministerios de nuestra parroquia trabajen juntos para la gloria del nombre de Dios y no para nuestro propio orgullo y ego.

17 de junio de 2018

Para que sigamos siendo responsables de los regalos que hemos recibido y que los compartamos generosamente.

24 de junio de 2018

Para que cambiemos nuestro enfoque diario hacia Dios y a los demás para desarrollar un estilo de vida "centrado en Dios".


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