In the “Parable of the Talents,” (Mt 25:14-30), Jesus teaches us what it means to be a good steward. A Christian steward is one who receives God’s blessings with gratitude, cares for those gifts responsibly, and returns them with increase to the Lord. This is what we are called to do as Christian stewards and followers of Christ. It is always important to reflect on the gifts that God has given us, especially in regards to our time, our abilities, and our resources. As we give thanks for these gifts, we are called in turn to use them for the good of others and for the glory of God.
Our annual Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Stewardship Renewal is a yearly opportunity to continue to show our commitment in being faithful stewards and disciples of Christ. By sharing our gifts of time, talent, and treasure, we are able to show our gratitude in response to the many blessings God has given us, and use these gifts to bring others to the Lord.
We ask that you please give prayerful consideration to this opportunity as you fill out your Stewardship Renewal form. In addition, I would like to thank all of you for all the time, talents, and treasures that you offer to Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish. All your gifts, great and small, truly have an impact on the life and vibrancy of this excellent parish. Thank you, and God bless!
Fr. Nick Parker, Pastor