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Stewardship is a way of life which is deeply rooted in scripture,
 and in particular, in the teaching and life of Jesus Christ.
 
 It is a spirituality founded on gratitude, a deeply eucharistic spirituality.
 It addresses our profound inner need to give thanks to God for his abundant blessings.

 It recognizes that all that we have and all that we are is God's gift to us.
 It impresses upon us that we are administrators, stewards of the many gifts
 that God has entrusted to us. We do not own them for ourselves.
 
These gifts are most often identified as our time, our talents and our treasure
 but can also be designated in other configurations.

 We are called to receive them gratefully, to cherish and tend them responsibly,
 to share them justly and lovingly, and to return them to God abundantly.

 We are meant to bear fruit and bring forth a plentiful harvest.

  Fr. Maurice Dionne  
Director of Stewardship for the 
  Ottawa Catholic Archdiocese

  CATHOLIC STEWARDSHIP
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