St. Philip Neri Roman Catholic Parish Blog.

An Invitation... To Be Stewards

Posted by on in Parish Spirituality
  • Font size: Larger Smaller
  • Hits: 106620
  • Subscribe to this entry
  • Print


A steward is one who manages another’s property. God is inviting us to take care of His home… and especially His people. Will we accept the invitation?

When my children were young, I thought that taking them to church on Sunday and saying our daily prayers was enough for our spiritual well-being. But after a few years of keeping a low profile, I still felt like a visitor in church. The only connection I had with the church was going to Sunday Masses. Something was missing. I needed to get involved with my children. When they were old enough to attend, I began assisting with children’s liturgy and when they went through sacramental preparation, I went with them. It was like I was learning to grow in my faith along with the kids. Soon they began altar serving so my husband and I decided that we could also serve, as welcomers. Years before, when we first were welcomed into the parish, I was so appreciative of the way we were treated like long lost friends, that I thought maybe we could try to pass on some of that enthusiasm to others and make them feel welcome, too. After a few years we got braver and had another ‘spiritual growth spurt.’ Becoming a Eucharistic Minister was a little intimidating because you are up in the sanctuary and in front of everyone. But I thought if our kids can altar serve in front of everyone, why can't we try?


As many others have done, I had the privilege of taking the Lay Formation program to learn more about the Catholic faith. What an enlightening experience after taking “going to Church on Sundays” for granted for so many years. It’s like my eyes were opened and I could see a deeper layer of our faith. I highly recommend the course to everyone.


Now that our kids are on their own, I am still having growth spurts. Who knows where my spiritual journey will take me? It is always a personal learning and growing experience. We start out with baby steps into the unknown but as we grow we become more confident in what we have to offer. Little do we realize that we get so much more in return.


In our parish, I see so many young families and people of all ages and heritages getting involved, that I am in awe of them and their sense of stewardship. Without being aware of it, they set generous but humble examples of stewardship (taking care of God’s home and family) by helping with social justice activities and fundraising, helping with youth events like VBS and youth groups, helping to serve at Liturgies and functions, taking communion to the sick, and offering to help when anyone is in need (including our staff), to name just a few things. Basically, we pitch in and work together to make God’s home a community — a family home. (For examples of stewardship over the years, reread Pat Clarke’s blog: The St. Philip Neri Training Camp.)


We are all invited to take baby steps and get involved. Try one new thing this year. You will grow spiritually from it and as I said earlier, the benefits outweigh the sacrifices.

Through stewardship, we are JOYFULLY BUILDING UP THE CHURCH!  


  • Guest
    Darcie Gravel September 11, 2011

    Well said Theresa! Great to see you as a writer for the blog! I don't know what my one new thing could be for this year yet....thank you for planting the seed Theresa!!!!!

  • Guest
    Pat Clarke September 16, 2011

    Great Blog Theresa! You have talent as a writer! Keep up the great work! Pat Clarke

  • Guest
    Kelly HIebert September 27, 2011

    Very insightful and inspiring - thanks for sharing!

  • Guest
    zxcv May 09, 2013

    The Facts On Real-World LED Floodlights Solutions
    All skin lightening products work more effectively (and safely. It also usually produces more profound turntable bearing results and requirements fewer if any subsequent treatments. Besides, a persons vision and natual skin care creams, lotions or gels have a very few or every one of consequences like skin or eye annoyance, inflammation, swelling, dryness, reddishness etc''. However, and also hardwearing . skin in good health, LED Floodlights you should eat a good amount of fruits and vegetables. The Obagi Blue Peel can be a blue green cream created by Dr.

    Since printers must often look into the p - H of their ink and paper, they purchase p - H papers from online stores. People with oily skin should utilize a lightweight oil free moisturizer while those that led flood light bulbs have dry skin should stay with creamier formulations. But not all Vitamin C's is the same, professional strength Vitamin C products offer maximum daily antioxidant protection and greater penetration than other Vitamin C products. 5% Kojic Acid that diminishes the design of sun spots and helps make the skin smooth and toned. TCA treats many skin 50W LED Flood light problems or conditions usually associated with aging skin like wrinkles, sun spots, freckles, etc.

    It boasts anti-aging benefits so helping to reduce wrinkles and wrinkles. Obagi C-Sunguard SPF 30 - It is definitely a powerful sun protecting creation that combines the main advantages of both prescription 30W LED Flood light strength Hydroquinone and potent Vitamin C. This system is preferential to those who are starting to show early signs of skin discolouration ahead of the problems get any worse. Retinol and Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A Palmitate), stimulates rejuvenation of skin. Healthy and flawless skin will not likely only make her look more beautiful than she already is and also, they've an everlasting effect on your skin led candle bulb layer.

    Vitamin C penetrates over the dermis layer of your skin and reduces melanosome activity and in addition evens out the skin. She advises women on various nuances of natural skin care and offers them tricks to. It is led t8 tube interesting to also be aware that TCA has been discovered to be one of the most effective anti acne skin care treatments known to doctors. Obagi products will restore, brighten, heal and renew your skin layer. Once skin gets utilized to it, boost the frequency as much as twice a day.

    Because the product is basically a house chemical peel, the outer layer LED tube lights of skin is removed to make opportinity for fresh new skin.

  • Guest
    Gertie Hutchens July 19, 2019

    Majority of the toiled items ache been produced for the entitlement of the terms for the individuals. The sharing of the chance and essayshark writing is depicted for the population. All the tips have been done for the factor analysis for the individuals.

  • Guest
    Jack William August 27, 2019
  • Guest
    Jack William August 27, 2019
  • Guest
    Jack William August 27, 2019
  • Guest
    Jack William August 27, 2019

Leave your comment

Guest September 19, 2019

From the Blogs

Prayer for Caregivers of People with Alzheimer's Disease
Lord, I pray today for the people who care for men and women with Alzheimer’s disease. You know how hard their work is, how scant their resources, and how heavy their burdens. Perhaps tending to the needs of ...
Continue Reading...
6 Facts about a Person with Dementia
We recently hosted the Alzheimer Society's Annual Coffee Break fundraiser. Thank you to everyone for your support. We saw this information called "6 Facts About a Person with&...
Continue Reading...

Mass and Liturgy Schedule

Office Hours:

Monday thru Friday:  9:00 am – 12 noon & 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Office is closed for lunch from 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm) 

Phone: (306) 343-0325

Fax: (306) 343-0900


Regular Mass Times:

Saturday - 5:00 pm

Sunday - 9:30 am & 11:30 am

Summer Mass Times:

Saturday - 5:00 pm

Sunday - 10:00 am

Weekday Masses: Tuesday thru Friday - 8:30 am

(Rosary ½ before weekday Masses)


Be Notified

Sign up to receive newsletters, and event notices.