Our annual Stewardship renewal is a time to reflect on the gifts that we have been given. This year’s theme, Given, focuses on the greatest of all gifts – The Eucharist. Jesus has given us his body and blood, his very life, in the Blessed Sacrament, but he has also given us a model to follow. This theme provides us with an opportunity to encounter Jesus anew and grow in our love of God. The Eucharist is not a ‘what’ but a ‘who’.
I encourage you and your family to prayerfully reflect on how you can share the spiritual gifts you have been given and discover the different ministries that will help you share your spiritual gifts. It is also a good reminder that stewardship is not a “church thing,” but rather something that begins in the home, in the family, and flows to the parish and the broader community.
By completing this form, you will also provide us with updated contact information. We are a mobile society; emails, phone numbers, addresses change, our children grow up and no longer live at home. We need your help to keep our database up to date. For your convenience, this form is also available online.
If you are looking for some new ministry ideas, you might consider spending an hour weekly in Eucharistic Adoration, donating items for the Andover Community Food Bank, or volunteering to make phone calls to the homebound. These are just a few ways you can share your gifts. We ask that you return the stewardship form by November 28.
Jesus calls us to follow Him and to “make disciples” (Matthew 28:19). Being a disciple requires, first and foremost, a personal relationship with our Lord and ongoing conversion. The good news is we aren’t meant to do this alone. Community is where we share life, pray together, and encourage each other in our walk with God and our neighbors.
Thank you for your continued gifts of time, talent, and treasure,
Father Ken VanHaverbeke