About the Commission

All of us, as members of the American Martyrs Catholic Community, have been blessed with talents, resources and abilities, every one of which are gifts from God. God’s challenge to each of us is to nurture and share those gifts for the good of our parish and our greater community.

How do we do this? Where do we start? How can we best apply our unique talents and gifts to make our community and our world a better place for our brothers and sisters?

Our Stewardship Commission was formed in early 2008 to support our fellow parishioners in answering these questions. A diverse and dynamic group of parishioners answered God’s call to service within the community to lead this effort. In collaboration with our Pastor, our Pastoral Council and parish staff, we are charged to implement our Stewardship Mission:

  • To educate our parish regarding the meaning of Stewardship and the cultivation of God’s gifts
  • To communicate opportunities for involvement and to thank our parishioners for their generous gifts of time, talent and treasure
  • To aid in discernment and formation and facilitate parishioner initiation into ministries
  • To promote hospitality within the parish and fully engage all parishioners
  • To develop and implement our annual renewal and
  • To aid in development programs concerning estate planning and deferred gifts

“Once one chooses to become a disciple of Jesus Christ, 
Stewardship is not an option.”
U.S. Bishop’s Pastoral Letter on Stewardship

The challenges in our church, our community and the world as a whole are great. As a truly blessed parish, we must proudly serve as a model in our community and as an example of servant leadership in the world.

Let us pray for Jesus’ grace and in gratitude thank God for all of the gifts bestowed upon us. Let us give glory to God though our Lord, Jesus Christ by generously sharing our talents with others. Let us proudly proclaim and celebrate the stewardship alive and active at American Martyrs.

What gifts and talents are you being called to share?

"Above all, let your love for one another be intense,....
Be hospitable to one another without complaining. 
As each one has received a gift, use it to serve
one another as good stewards of God's varied grace."
~ 1 Pt 4:8-10