Stewardship is a concept that is rooted in the Sacred Scriptures and hence is as old as the Bible. There are numerous Biblical references to the concept of stewardship as an expression of our gratitude to God, who is the source of all life and goodness. It is a way of life that always puts God first.
"The community of believers were of one heart and one mind. None of them ever claimed anything as their own; rather, everything was held in common...nor was there anyone needy among them." Acts 4:32, 34
Putting God first means putting others first.
Stewardship invites everyone to participate fully in carrying out the mission statement of Immaculate Conception Parish. It is an ongoing process of spiritual conversion, a way of life for life. it is what we do with what we have because of what we believe.
Full stewardship is a challenge to strengthen our relationship with Christ, and an opportunity to strengthen our relationship with our brothers and sisters in faith. This is done by our generous sharing of our time, talent and treasure with God through the parish community. Since we have each been blessed in our own way, full stewardship places an emphasis upon equal sacrifice, not equal gifts. Full stewardship is also based upon the presumption of goodwill, honesty and trust.