Stewardship at OLA
"As Christian stewards, we receive God's gifts gratefully, cultivate them responsibly,
share them lovingly in justice with others, and return them with increase to the Lord."
- United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
What is Stewardship?
Stewardship is fulfilling our Christian-Catholic commitment to serve as priest, prophet, and king; a commitment made at our baptism. The most important reason for the Stewardship effort is to reach out and touch individuals and families with a message that helps deepen their faith and bring them closer to God.
What is the difference between a volunteer and a steward? A volunteer does something out of the good of their heart, with no obligations attached. A steward is fulfilling his or her commitment to the Church.
The Call to Ministry at OLA
The heart of any parish is worship and from that worship stems ministry. Our partaking of the weekly – and daily – Eucharist prepares us to go into the world and serve God’s children. It also calls us to live in community with others.
Here at Our Lady of the Assumption it calls us to create a community that is always reaching to grow spiritually, to serve the less fortunate, and to grow in love and fellowship with one another.
At our baptism we are anointed Priest, Prophet, and King.
We are Priest through worship – when we acknowledge the saving presence of God in our lives, offer sacrifice, and acknowledge the many gifts that He has given to us. We are Prophet when we are educated in our faith and then proclaim it to others. We are King when we lead and serve God’s people.
Our parish is blessed in that we have over 70 ministries that allow us to serve others or to be served in times of need. We have ministries that form our faith or bring us together in joyful, communal celebration! There truly is something for everyone – every age, every talent level, every time commitment availability.
We are called by Christ to be good stewards of all that He has given to us.
We are called to serve. We are called to participate.
To learn about our Worship Ministries, please click here.
To learn about our Religious Education and Faith Formation Ministries, please click here.
To learn about our Spiritual Life Ministries, please click here.
To learn about our Christian Outreach Ministries, please click here.
To learn about our Parish Life Ministries, please click here.
If you have questions ministry at OLA, please contact the ministry leader or our Communications Director, Anne Stephens, at firstname.lastname@example.org.