You Are Needed

You Are Needed

  • There is at least one useful and highly important task in this world which will not be done unless you do it.
  • There is some face upon which there will be no smile of joy unless you put it there.
  • There is someone with a breaking heart who will never have the courage to try again unless you give it to him.
  • There is some honored and righteous cause which needs just the additional support you can give it.
  • There is some hard-pressed soul who will not get through the day of doubt unless you pass along the simple word of encouragement.
  • God has made you a necessity in this world—in some situation—and He has provided no substitute for you.

“Therefore, be ye steadfast.”

 

Recognizing the gifts God has given us to share with others

         What is the first thing you think of when you hear Stewardship?  The giving of your time, talent and treasure. From a very young age we have all been taught this.

Leonard and I would like to think that we have always lived a life of stewardship. However it was not until we took a good look at ourselves did we realize we were just going through the motions.

For the past 11 years we have been blessed to minister to high school students. Helping them realize the many gifts that God had entrusted to them, however, it was these young adults that helped us recognize gifts God has given to us to be shared lovingly with each other.

Stewardship is simply how we use all that God has entrusted to our care to love Him and our neighbors both inside and outside the Church walls. To be a good steward is to live your life for the glory of God.

Think about your own gifts. What are the gifts God has entrusted to you to share with your parish, school, community?  We pray that we will continue to grow and be better stewards of our faith, and challenge you to search yourselves for the beautiful gifts God has entrusted to you to share with others.

Thank you,

Leonard & Teri Ray

 

 

Developing an Attitude of Gratitude


Sunday, October 20th, was our first PSR Family Faith Day for kindergartners, first graders and their parents. The teachers (Therese Wells, Angela Giancola, Emma Garon, Teresa and Georganna Norris and Cheryl Silvidi) designed many hands-on stations that focused on the theme of “Thanksgiving”.  In their activities, the families had many opportunities to express their gratitude for so many blessings in their lives.

Developing an attitude of gratitude is essential in cultivating a spirit of stewardship. Taking time to recognize our blessings, learning how to appreciate them and be thankful is a great way to remember that God is the source of all that we have.

Gratitude also helps us to see God’s presence in our surroundings and in our relationships. It helps us to develop the virtues of understanding, compassion, cheerfulness…and yes, even patience. Gratitude can help us to live a happier, healthier and holier way of life.

Thank you to our catechists, our children and our parents for your generous response.

During this month of November is a perfect time to reflect on 1 Thessalonians 5:18:  “Give thanks in all circumstances.”

God bless,

Karen Bartos, PSR Principal and C.R.E.                                                                                                                                                        

 

We Are stewards of His Gifts

         The commitment to stewardship is not expressed in a single act or gift, or even in a number of actions or gifts over time, but an entire way of life. Stewardship means committing our entire selves to the Lord. Being a good steward means removing all obstacles that prohibit us from loving God with all our heart and, in doing so, making ourselves vulnerable before the God who created us. It means emptying ourselves so that God can fill us. It means exposing the weakest part of who we are so that God can make us strong. It means becoming blind to the ways of the world so that Christ can lead us.

Authentic stewardship is an extension of the Church’s Eucharistic life and mission. We are merely stewards of His gifts. Be good stewards of your precious gift of time to be involved in the life of the parish. Be good stewards of your talents using them to strengthen the life of your parish. Be good stewards of your treasure financially supporting your parish not out of obligation but out of gratitude to God. It is in giving ourselves away in love that we find ourselves in God.

God bless,   Deacon John