We, the members of the Stewardship Council, are excited to help each and every parishioner learn more about our Catholic faith and encounter Christ. We encourage everyone to be active participants in this spiritual growth at Sacred Heart.
Start today by reading the scriptures for the week or meditating on the Word of God. It will change your life forever. In quiet reflection you may hear God speaking to your and guiding you along life’s path. Take time to listen to God. Start today.
Speaking of changing lives forever and having stewardship as a way of life, take a few minustes to watch this video. As good as we have things going on here at Sacred Heart, take a look at what the good folks at Our Lady of Good Counsel have in Plymouth, Michigan!
As we aspire to get a little more from a few more, we can then raise our bar higher in all we do at SHCC!
Click on the image of the Mother and Child and the video should pop-up for you, provided your pop-up blocker doesn't keep it from doing so!
A Theology Of Stewardship
Yes, it is about the Theology of Stewardship-it's the real deal, giving back from the 'getting' we've been given from God!
1. All that we have and all that we are are gifts from God-- our time, our talent and skills, our resources and possessions, and especially the gift of life itself.
2. God gave us these gifts unconditionally out of love.
3. God did not intend, however, that we be the OWNERS of these gifts, using them for ourselves or hoarding them or ignoring them by hiding them away.
4. God's purpose was that we would be good stewards, managers, or caretakers of these gifts by using them generously and wisely for building the Kingdom of God.
5. The very purpose of our lives is to use our unique set of gifts for loving and serving God and our neighbor.
6. God desires that we FREELY choose to use our gifts this way and that our motives be love, gratitude, and justice, as opposed to guilt and fear--obligation or duty.
7. God promised many blessings for those who share generously and gratefully their gifts as He asked. These blessings may include happiness and peace and a sense of justice, but most certainly eternal life and God's care and protection.
For the steward...
-- All gifts come from God.
-- As human people we need to give.
-- We give out of thanksgiving and with joy.
-- We give in proportion to what we have received.
-- We give ourselves to God first; then we give to meet the needs of others-- individuals, the parish, the community.
-- We give to our world-- to protect and preserve the earth, its resources, and the environment.
-- We celebrate the gifts we have been given.
A Stirring of Stewardship..
God is more pleased by one work, however small, done secretly, without desire that it be known, than a thousand done with desire that men know of them.
St. John of the Cross
Whatever you do, do from the heart, as for the Lord and not for others.
Time - share time with God
Talent - Our Lord teaches that we are to give of our first fruits in service of God and His church, including our time and talents, and not simply our treasure alone. There are many ministries in our parish where your talents can be used.
Treasure - The Christian steward is one who receives God's gifts gratefully, 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.
Parishioners of Sacred Heart can use either an envelope system or direct giving for weekly donations to the parish. Envelopes are mailed directly to your home monthly or can be requested from the Parish Office.
Faith Direct is the most convenient and secure way for your weekly offering to fund and support our parish ministries via "eGiving" through Faith Direct. Visit
Faith Direct and use our parish code TX530 or complete an enrollment form (available in the Parish Office) and mail the form to Faith Direct.
The U. S. Bishops' Pastoral Letter on understanding stewardship and striving to live it fully states "that Christians are no less than 'God's co-workers' (1 Cor. 3:9), with their own particular share in his creative, redemptive and sanctifying work."