What is STEWARDSHIP?
Stewardship is the grateful response of recognizing our gifts as a blessing from God and sharing those gifts in love of God and neighbor.
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When we apply stewardship as a way of life, an incredible transformation takes place within ourselves and within our parish. But what exactly does it mean to live a Stewardship way of life?
Join us for a very special Parish Mission on Stewardship featuring Fr. Steven Jones, Diocesan Director of Stewardship. You are unique and wonderfully made, and your gifts are precious and necessary. Whether your parish and school involvement spans days or decades, you’ll walk away with a deeper understanding of stewardship and your own personal God-given talents, and how to apply the joy of stewardship to your everyday life.
Parish Mission on Stewardship The Call. The Response. The Life.
with Fr. Stephen Jones, Diocesan Director of Stewardship
March 21-23 | 6:30-7:30pm | St. Patrick Chapel
“I am confident of this: that the one who began a good work in you will continue to complete it until the day of Christ Jesus.” Phil 1:6
Media release from the Diocese of Jefferson City dated February 14, 2020
JEFFERSON CITY – Bishop W. Shawn McKnight has appointed Father Stephen Jones as director of stewardship for the Diocese of Jefferson City, a new position which will provide support to the 95 parishes in the diocese. The new position is effective July 1, 2020.
Father Jones has served as president of Helias Catholic High School since 2013 and administrator of St. Martin Parish in St. Martin’s since May 1, 2019. He will continue in both those roles until June 30.
“As director of stewardship, Father Jones will assist me with promoting the Catholic vision of stewardship to all our parishes,” Bishop McKnight explained. This vision of stewardship is not principally oriented toward fund-raising, but a spirituality of discipleship.
“Stewardship is the response of a grateful Christian disciple, who recognizes that all good things come from God. Intentionally committing some of our time, talent and treasure for the mission of the Church is an expression of our need to give back to God rather than our giving to a need,” Bishop McKnight explained.
The Office of Stewardship is a new function for the Jefferson City Diocese; it will provide resources and services to the diocese’s parishes and institution as they implement a stewardship model. Parishioners will be asked to reflect on their gifts and talents and determine how they can use their resources – including a financial tithe — to serve their family, their parish and their community.
“I am excited to accept the appointment to serve as the director of stewardship for the Diocese of Jefferson City,” Father Jones said. “I am passionate about Bishop McKnight’s vision for the future of our diocese in this area and am thankful for his trust in me to take on this role as we seek to live out the evangelizing mission of the Church.”