In 1998, St. Columbkille adopted a parish-wide philosophy of Stewardship.
Stewardship recognizes God as the giver of all good things. Stewards are
so appreciative of God's generosity that they actively share a portion of
their time with Him in prayer, their talent in service to others and their
treasure with the parish and other charities.
In common language, "stewardship" simply means taking
care of one's belongings. But at St. Columbkille, when we talk about
stewardship, we mean something more than that. As Christians, we believe
that humans don't really own anything. God has created all things; everything
we "own" is really "on loan" from God. From that perspective, stewardship
means taking care of God's gifts.
Stewardship is the natural response to the decision
to be a disciple. The U.S. bishops have said:
Mature Disciples make a conscious, firm decision carried out
in action, to be followers of Jesus Christ no matter the cost to
themselves. Stewardship is an expression of discipleship, with the
power to change how we understand and live out our lives.
Stewardship: A Disciple's Response, Introduction
Everything God has given us – special skills, a nice
smile, a good income – is meant for others as well. Being a good steward
of these gifts involves giving them away. As we learn from Jesus' example,
self-giving is the road to true happiness.
Our annual Stewardship Renewal is an important event
for the community of St. Columbkille. It is a time when we encourage
each other to re-prioritize the way we use God's gifts by making commitment
of time, talent, and treasure. How will you use your gifts?
For information, please call Deacon David Krueger:
Director of Stewardship
200 East Sixth St
Papillion, NE 68046
Telephone: 402-339-3285, Ext.104
Habits of Disciples
“Now as you excel in every respect, in faith, discourse,
knowledge, all earnestness, and in the love we have for you, may you also
excel in the grace of giving” 2 Cor. 8:7
Fr Damian's Homily on the spirituality
Habits of Disciples: Giving
Habits of Disciples
The "How" of Giving
Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, That there
may be food in my house, and test me in this, says the LORD of hosts: Shall
I not open for you the floodgates of heaven, to pour down blessing upon
you without measure?” Malachi 3:10
Fr Damian's Homily on giving
Habits of Disciples: The
"How" of Giving