Generations of faith-filled Catholic people have passed on to us the most precious gift that we possess: the gift of faith. As this generation’s “good stewards,” we are obligated to pass on the gift of faith to our children. Children primarily learn through their parents’ examples. Today, many parents volunteer their time and talents to their churches and community groups & bringing their children along with them. More and more churches encourage children to return a portion of their “treasure” (allowance or other earnings) with special children’s offering envelopes. As we know from our experience, it takes a lifetime to develop the habits of good stewardship.
God has blessed us in so many marvelous ways. Stewardship is a way of life built around gratitude to God, lived out by returning a portion of the time, talent, and treasure allotted to us. There is no more precious inheritance we can pass on to our children than this lifestyle of gratitude. “If you will give these instructions . . ., you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, nourished on the words of the faith and of the sound reaching you have followed.” (1 Timothy 4:6)
Grateful Giving Update: Our Grateful Giving program is being very well received by the people of St. Malachi. To date, 69 households have increased their weekly contribution in response to our Grateful Giving program, representing a combined weekly increase of $796. Please use the special Grateful Giving envelope to indicate your new level of giving, and use your regular envelopes for succeeding weeks. If you are interested in receiving information on our Faith Direct electronic giving program, please contact the office.