What do we mean by “stewardship”?

A Christian steward recognizes God as the source of all, and knows that we will be held accountable for how we used the gifts he entrusted to our care.

Stewardship is biblically based. It is as old as the Old Testament and an integral part of our faith today. According to the 1992 USCCB Pastoral Letter on Stewardship, a Christian steward is: “One who receives Gods gifts gratefully, cherishes and tends them in a responsible and accountable manner shares them in justice and love with others, and returns them with in