The Easter Season is a time of celebration and great joy! In this same spirit, we have an opportunity to embrace the challenge of living our lives as disciples. They were struck with awe and wonder, but fully immersed themselves in their new calls to ministry and to spreading the good news of the Gospel into the world. With a courageous spirit, they stewarded. They used their gifts from God of time, talent, and treasure to spread the Good News! How can each of us take on this challenge?
Here are a few ideas:
Stewardship of Time:
- Join us for the Soup Suppers, as Fr. House leads us in a reflection, the next is coming up on April 19th at 6:30pm in the Atrium. We will be looking at “The Mystery of the Resurrection.”
- Take a break and open up the Scripture each week before Sunday. Take a look at the Gospel to familiarize yourself.
- Pray for those in our community who have shared prayer intentions on the Cathedral Online Prayer Wall: https://spicathedral.org/lenten-prayer-wall/
Stewardship of Talents:
- Take some time discerning your charisms. The Catherine of Siena Institute has a few resources and FAQ’s to help with this process: https://siena.org/charisms-faq
- Become involved in a ministry at the Cathedral. You can learn about the ministries at https://spicathedral.org/ministries/ or contact the Parish Offices for more information.
- During your spring cleaning, consider making a donation to our area shelters or sharing your time. For more information on volunteering in the area, contact Catholic Charities at: https://cc.dio.org/volunteer
Stewardship of Treasure:
- Summer months bring travel and weekend plans, don’t forget to mail in or drop by your envelopes, if you are going to be away on Sunday.
- Consider e-giving as an option. It is efficient for you and the Parish and allows the Cathedral to plan more accurately, even during the summer months when Mass attendance is inconsistent. To sign-up, go to: https://spicathedral.org/give-online/
- Consider supporting Cathedral by leaving a legacy of generosity. You can leave the Cathedral in your will or estate plans, and this is a great way to provide a generous gift that will impact the Cathedral and serve the community for years to come.
Katie Price is the Coordinator of Stewardship at the Cathedral. She has worked in Parish Stewardship for ten years, previously as the Archdiocese of Chicago Parish Stewardship Coordinator. She can be reached at [email protected].