"As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God's varied grace" (1 Pt 4:10).
Our hope is for Catholics to embrace the concept of stewardship fully and understand that stewardship is a way of life, a way to give back what God has blessed us with. This giving back isn't limited to the parish or the diocese. It encompasses much more.
A rich description is found in the 1993 Pastoral letter from the National Conference of Catholic Bishops entitled: "Stewardship: A Disciple's Response".
The bishops call us to: Receive God's gifts gratefully; Cultivate them responsibly; Share them lovingly with others; and Return them with increase to God.
Stewardship includes the concept of using wisely and justly our human and financial resources. It is frequently expressed as a call to give our time, talent and financial resources to God, especially through the Church.