Stewardship is a Way of Life

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“As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.”

1 Peter 4:10

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Dear Friends,

We strive to be a stewardship community. All of us: members, frequent guests and visitors, are asked to contribute of their time, talent and treasure to support the many ministries offered at St. Joseph’s.

Giving of ourselves to the mission of the Gospel is a real and concrete part of our discipleship to Christ. Part of this means supporting our church community with your time, talents and treasure.

When we pass the basket during the liturgy, it is a symbolic action that speaks of our total dedication to God and offering ourselves as “a living sacrifice,” as St. Paul says.

We encourage our members and guests to pray about and consider the many ministries that are offered at St. Joseph’s. We try our best to celebrate the liturgy and devotions of the Church with reverence, beauty and dignity.

We spread the Gospel through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, Sacramental Preparation and the Religious Education programs.

We serve the poor and those in need within and outside our community in a variety of ways, including The Wiliamsport Food Bank, Micah;s Backpack, the REACH Cold Weather Shelter, and many others. All of this is our common mission, and when we give, we are giving to support it all.

After prayer and reflection we ask that everyone decide for themselves the amount of sacrificial giving that they can offer, and then commit to that offering each week or each month.