Jesus calls us, as his disciples, to a new way of life—the Christian way of life—of which stewardship is part. But Jesus does not call us as nameless people in a faceless crowd. He calls us individually, by name. Each one of us—clergy, religious, lay person; married, single; adult, child—has a personal vocation. God intends each one of us to play a unique role in carrying out the divine plan. The challenge, then, is to understand our role—our vocation—and to respond generously to this call from God. Christian vocation entails the practice of stewardship. In addition, Christ calls each of us to be stewards of our personal vocations, which we receive from God.
CATHOLIC SERVICES APPEAL
It is time for the annual appeal by which the Diocese of Erie and her respective parishes raise revenue to carry on our respective ministries. The promotional materials being distributed, FAITH Magazine and bulletin fliers, explain how the Diocese uses the portion it assesses from parishes; last week and this week some of those materials were included in our weekly bulletins and you can read them at your leisure.
The Diocese wants to be clear that the CSA money is used for its various ministries and is separate from the funds used for legal fees and victim reimbursement as a result of child abuse.