What is a Christian Steward?
One who accepts God's gifts graciously, cherishes and tends them in a responsible and accountable manner, shares them in justice and love with others, and returns them with increase to the Lord." (from the United States Catholic Bishops pastoral letter on stewardship)
Stewardship is the acknowledgement that all we are and all we possess are gifts that God had given us for our temporary use and for our use in helping our fellow man.
Viewing Stewardship as a way of life begins with a personal need within each of us to return to God a thankful portion of our time in the form of prayer, our talents in the form of ministry to others, and our treasure that He has entrusted in our care.
Please be generous with your time, talent and treasure commitments. Take part in ministries that address the needs of fellow parishioners, the parish and the Dallas area communities.
For your own spiritual growth, as well as that of the parish, it is important that everyone in the St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Chuch be involved, living the stewardship "way of life."
Prayer for Stewardship
Lord God, I believe that You will always provide me with what I need, if I only ask. I know that whatever You give me is to be shared with others in my family, my parish, my community, my country, and the world.
Help me to use my gift wisely, always aware that You are the source of all blessings. Grant that I may share my time, talent and treasure in ways that will bring glory to Your Son, Jesus, who reigns with you now and forever.
Ways to Share Our Time & Talents
There are many ways to share your gifts and become involved. If you want spiritual growth and meaning, try asking how the Lord wants you to serve, not if.
Please be generous in the giving of yourself. We have many ministry opportunities at St. Vincent's waiting for you to get involved.
Prayerfully review and reflect on the many opportunities offered. Then, fill out a Time and Talent Volunteer form or contact the Church Office (770-443-0566) and you will be contacted by the ministry coordinator.
Pastoral Leadership - Pastoral Council, Finance Council
Parish Groups - Knights of Columbus, Women's Altar Rosary Guild
Community Outreach - St. Vincent de Paul Society, Ministry to the Homebound
Support of Parish Operations and Facilities - Art & Environment, Building & Grounds, Office Volunteers, Special Projects
Faith Formation - RCIA, Religious Education (Pre-K to 5th Grade), Middle School Religious Education (Grades 6-8), High School Religious Education
Pastoral Ministry - Welcoming New Parishioners, Greeters
Liturgy and Worship - Altar Servers, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Hospitality Ministry, Lectors, Music Ministry, Set Up Ministry
Historian - Archivist