Sharing Stewardship in Utah
October 24th ended a three-day Everyday Stewardship parish mission at St. George Catholic Church in St. George, Utah. LPI’s Tracy Earl Welliver began the event by speaking at all the weekend Masses about how our baptism places an indelible mark on us claiming us for Christ. We have to ask the question, “What do we really own and what owns us?” Hopefully we can answer with conviction that we have offered all to God and that we belong to Him.
In the three nights and two days that followed, Tracy spoke about how Jesus teaches us about stewardship through the parables. Then attendees explored the three convictions of the US Bishops pastoral letter, Stewardship: A Disciples’ Response, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary of publication. Finally, Tracy spent much time going into the six characteristics of an Everyday Steward, providing great practical ways of cultivating these in one’s daily life.
Florida Stewardship Sunday
Tracy Earl Welliver spent a weekend with Our Lady of Lourdes in Dunedin, FL, celebrating the parish’s Stewardship Sunday. He was there at the invite of the pastor, Fr. Gary Dowsey. Tracy spoke at all the Masses and delivered a message revolving around the three convictions of the US Bishops’ pastoral letter, Stewardship: A Disciple’s Response. He related the themes of challenge, choice, and vision to everyday life and talked about how they played out in his own life.
After the Sunday Masses, the parish had their Ministry Fair and introduced their new LPi-printed Parish Resource Guide. Many of the parish ministries were there to also tell about what they contribute to parish life. Children from the parish also dressed as saints and Tracy was asked to judge the most creative costume. He was also asked to award a special prize of delicious chocolates to the best ministry display. All in all it was a great celebration of stewardship with another great LPi-partner parish.
Looking Ahead to 2018
Tracy Earl Welliver is available for parish missions, day retreats, and stewardship workshops throughout the year. His schedule for 2018 is filling up quickly! Contact LPI today to have him come to your parish or diocese.