When I was growing up this was my favorite Sunday in Advent. Why? When I was growing up pink was my favorite color of course! (haha) But seriously, this is one of my favorite weeks of Advent. It is the check-in point; Advent is half- way complete. Advent is a time
that awakens us to the very real presence of Jesus in our lives. It is a time that alerts us to God and requires us to be watchful of his presence in our lives. So, how have we done this season? It is good to check-in on our Advent Stewardship.
Stewardship of Time: Have we spent time with God, in the spirit of stewardship? Consider for the last remaining weeks set- ting aside some time with Him, either through prayer, daily Mass, or checking out the Advent resources we have posted on the website.
Stewardship of Talents: Have you had an opportunity to share your talents? Over the next two weeks, maybe there is a ministry or a program that you would have the interest in participating as a volunteer. On the Sunday Announcements stuffer you will find numerous opportunities to share your talents!
Stewardship of Treasure: Have you increased your giving or providing extra generosity to someone in need? We have had increased giving opportunities in the past couple weeks, from clothing drives to food drives. As we enter the next two weeks consider how your Parish might be in need and how you might be able to make a special gift.
Advent is a busy season, and it will be over in a blink. Take a moment to pause and spend some time with our Lord. It is im- portant to slow down and be present. His presence in our lives is one of the greatest presents of the season.
Katie Price is the Coordinator for Discipleship and Stewardship at the Cathedral. She comes with an extensive background in this field after helping dioceses and parishes across the nation meet their goal of mak- ing discipleship a priority in their parishes. If you would like to learn more about the work she is doing, email her at [email protected].