November 22, 2022
This Sunday, November 27, we end our Stewardship Campaign for the mission of our parish for 2023. This is more than a campaign, however. During stewardship season, we embark on a journey where we allow God’s love to awaken in us even greater generosity of heart. Why? Because our finances, although the fruit of our labour, ultimately belong to God. If so, the best management of our finances is that of generously giving them back to God.
Stewardship is a mark of true discipleship and expresses the goodness of God at work in our lives, awakening generosity of heart and moving us to love and serve one another. Generosity concretely expresses love and is a sign of holiness.
I believe that we stand at an important juncture in the life of our parish and must pray for renewal and growth. We are asking our Lord for the grace to grow in holiness and, because of the resulting “spiritual attractiveness”, to draw new parishioners with whom we may worship in awe.
I am grateful to the members of our parish, and to our broader circle of friends, whose generosity here, in this place, allows us to response to Christ’s call to holiness and to “go and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19). By His grace, we can fearlessly give!