"As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God's varied grace." - 1 Peter 4:10

What Identifies a Steward?

Safeguarding material and human resources and using them responsibly are one answer; so is generous giving of time, talent, and treasure.  But being a Christian steward means more. As Christian stewards, we receive God's gifts gratefully, cultivate them responsibly, share them lovingly in justice with others, and return them with increase to the Lord.

We plant seeds, knowing they hold hope for the future. We lay foundations, knowing much building must follow. There is a sense of liberation, however, in realizing this. We can do something, and we can do it very well. We can take the first step in making a difference, knowing that we may never see the end of the road, the results of our actions, the recipients of our giving. We receive and offer the gift of hope. The harvest will come.

Many of our days are spent "growing dirt," preparing the soil for future plantings. That is an act of hope. We know we are only workers, not the Master Gardner. Accepting the gifts of silence, light, the guiding Spirit and hope, we are co-creators of the future, which is in God's hands.

Pillars of Stewardship

The four pillars of stewardship are Hospitality, Prayer, Formation and Service. These pillars invite parishioners to experience, witness and live the stewardship way of life in response to their baptismal call to discipleship. Each baptized person is called to give of time, talent and treasure to strengthen these four pillars that support the parish community – your parish community.

Stewardship Way of Life: Catholic Stewardship Renewal (CSR)

Click on the link below to a hear the recorded version of Fr. Stephen Jones, Director of Stewardship Office, presentation that was given to the leadership of the Parish on Tuesday, July 19, 2022.

Also, please view the PDF version of Fr. Ken Van Haverbeke’s work “What I Have Learned About Stewardship”:       Stewardship Book

Tuition and Capital Campaign FAQs

Supporting Our Lady of the Snows Parish & School:

Parishioners should tithe at least 10%. This intention to give is between you and God. To be considered an Active Parishioner, a minimum, annual amount to do your part to contribute toward the expenses of the Parish and remain an Active Parishioner is to give at least $500 per year (approx. $10 per week). If you would like to support our parish and school, please contact the parish or school office, or click HERE for an ACH direct deposit form.