Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 1:01 PM
Sacred Heart Parking Lots will be closed for Sealcoating & striping from Sun. May 27 6pm to Wed. May 30 8am. Sacred Heart morning daily Masses will be held at Sts. Martha & Mary's in Lakeville.

Stewardship

Time, Talent & Treasure

 

“Follow Me,” Jesus simply but powerfully commanded of the Apostles and they did. That call is made to us as well on this day and in this time. How do we follow Jesus? We try to live our lives as he did – the example of the perfect steward. Stewardship is the care and use of all that we have been given by God and is often explained in terms of time, talent, and treasure.

 

As we strive to live as faithful and generous stewards, it is important that we understand all of the facets of stewardship. Here are just a few key aspects of stewardship. Stewardship is:

Spending Time with God - Stewardship involves spending time with God. Recognizing that every day is a gift from God, we strive to spend some of each day with God, through prayer, Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, scripture reading, quiet meditation and other spiritual activities.

Sharing Talent - Stewardship involves sharing talent. Recognizing that God has given each individual unique skills and talents so that together we can do the work of Our Lord, we strive to share our own talents and to encourage and welcome others to also use their talents to carry out the mission and ministry of the Church.

Giving Treasure - Stewardship involves giving treasure. Giving time and talent does not excuse us from giving treasure. We know that throughout the Gospels, Jesus challenged us to give as it has been given to us. Recognizing the tremendous financial blessings that abound in our country, we strive to give at least 10% of our resources back to God, to support the building up of God's kingdom. Although this level of giving may not be immediately possible, we are aware of what percentage we are giving back and regularly strive to increase the amount, taking small incremental steps toward giving a full tithe. (from the Archdiocese of St. Louis, 2008)

To donate "treasure" online click on one of the links below:

 


 

Sts. Martha & Mary Parish

354 Bedford St.
Lakeville, MA  02347
508-947-2107

Donate Here
 



 

Sacred Heart Parish

508-947-0444

Sacred Heart Church
340 Centre St.
Middleborough, MA 02346

Donate Here


St. Rose of Lima Church
272 Vaughan Hill Rd.
Roochester, MA

Donate Here



 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Come! Be a CoWorker in the Vineyard of the Lord!

We are grateful for your support of our churches and collbaborative. Your giving of time, talent and treasure allows us all to continue Christ's Mission within our faith community and beyond. To find out more about volunteering your time and talent please contact us.

Giving of your treasure through online giving allows you to make contributions to our church without writing checks or worrying about cash donations. This site lets you set up automatic contributions and change the timing or the amount of your gift at any time. You may make pledges and manage your contributions to the pledge amount, and you may make one-time donations to special causes. Please click on "Sign Up for Your New Account" and complete your initial account registration.

Planned Giving through Estate Planning

We appreciate the thoughtfulness of parishioners who have made bequests to the parishes of our Collaborative. These gifts help us to build a solid foundation for future generations. If you have already made provisions in your will for our one of our parish, please advise our pastor so we can insure that your wishes are carried out as you intend.

The Archdiocese of Boston is working on a website for parishioners seeking information on Planned Giving and Estate Planning. When the link becomes available we will provide it here.


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