Stewardship Overview

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"Using God's Gifts; Doing God's Work"

Commitment Weekend - May 7 & 8, 2011

  • What are your gifts?
  • What ministries match your gifts?
  • What will be your commitment or re-commitment to an abundant Catholic life?


1.  "When I was a stranger, you welcomed me."

Jesus teaches that whenever we welcome one of the least of our sisters and brothers, we welcome Christ Himself.  By living the Pillar of Hospitality, we seek to see the face of Christ in one another.  We foster a sense of belonging, not only among each other, but also towards the newcomer.

This pillar helps all parishioners feel that they have an ownership in the community.  While certain ministries have hospitality as their focus, there is an important element of it present in all ministries.

The following gifts support hospitality:
Advising, Pastoring, Communicating, Welcoming, Evangelizing, Giving, Helping, Hospitality, Mercy, Leadership, Missionary, Service, Wisdom
The following Ministries emphasize hospitality:
Bereavement Meals, Welcome Home, Parish Life, Parish Council, Stewardship Council, African American Ministry, Antioch, Life Teen, EDGE, Christian Service Center, CCW, Couples for Christ, Cursillo, Golden Hearts, Hispanic Ministry, Holy Spirit Prayer Group, Kof C, K of C Ladies, Lunch and Scripture, Wednesday Scripture Study, Morthers' Morning Bible Study, YAMs

2.  "Thy Will Be Done"

Prayer is the most important Pillar.  Members who embrace the four pillars of Stewardship and nourish their souls through prayer and the Sacraments are disposed to receive God's abundant graces.  It is through prayer that we nurture our personal relationship with God:  Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  The Eucharist, as our central prayer, holds a deep connection with Stewardship.

In both our personal and communal prayer, we turn to God to discern our talents and gifts; to discern Hill Will.  Using our time, talent, and treasure is our response to the conversation with God that is prayer.

The following Gifts support Prayer:
Discernment of Gifts, Evangelism, Faith, Healing, Intercessory Prayer, Missionary, Pastoring, Prophecy, Voluntary Poverty
The following Ministries focus on Prayer:
Prayer Groups, Scripture Study Groups, Parish Retreat, Parish Mission, Ministers of Hospitality, Music, Adoration, Cursillo, Group Rosary, RCIA, Communion Ministers to the Sick and Hombound 

3.  "And they shall be taught of God"

Here lies the heart of the steward's personal response as a disciple - to share what one has received and to share it with a generous, grateful, and loving heart.  Inherent within each individual is the need to give; to move from selfishness to selflessness.

This formation is a lifelong journey of conversion.  Lifelong formation is a formidable task, involving education of the mind and the conversion of the heart for all ages.  Ongoing education for children and adults is important if we are to grow in our lives as stewards - you never graduate from formation.

The following Gifts support Formation:
Evangelism, Faith, Knowledge, Missionary, Pastoring, Teaching, Wisdom, Writing
The following Ministries focus on Formation:
Wednesday Scripture Study, Meal and Message, RCIA, CCD, Sacred Heart School, Life Teen Youth Ministry, EDGE, Golden Hearts, Parish Council, Parish Mission, Parish Retreat, Stewardship Council, Bible Study Groups, Lunch and Scripture, Prayer Groups, Mothers' Morning Bible Study, Home and School Association, Couples for Christ, Marriage Prep and Enrichment, Library, Welcome Home, Prison Ministry 

4.  "I have come, not to be served, but serve"

Just as members of a family come together to help one of their own, a stewardship parish family serves those who are hurting or have needs.  People seek the parish family as a primary community to serve and to be served; to give and to receive.  The members of a stewardship parish recognize that they also have a need to give beyond the parish.  They have a need to serve and to give anywhere in the global community.  Service, by those of all ages, provides the opportunity to practice hospitality, prayer, and formation.

The following Gifts support Service:
Administration, Craftsmanship, Encouragement, Giving, Healing, Helping, Leadership, Mercy, Music, Service
The following Ministries focus on Service:
Altar Society, Tending the Flock, Art & Environment, Bereavement Team, Scouts, Parish Council, Stewardship Council, Knights of Columbus, K of C Ladies Auxillary, Christian Service Center and Committee, African American Ministry, Council of Catholic Women, Altar Servers, Financial Peace University, Music Ministries, Health Ministry, Parish Life, YAM, Hispanic Ministries, SSL, ESL, Friends for LIFE
Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 April 2011 15:32

The Church

Monsignor Fred Nijem

Father Kevin O'Keefe
Parochial Vicar

Jim Hunt

Ron Simons

For a complete staff listing, click here.

Mass Times

English Mass
Saturday Vigil: 5:00 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am & 11:45 am

Spanish Mass
Sunday: 2:00 pm

Daily Mass
Monday - Friday: 9:00am

Saturdays: 3:45 pm to 4:30 pm in the Reconciliation Room.

Contact Us

Sacred Heart Catholic Church
251 South Davis Drive
Warner Robins, GA 31088

Phone: 478.923.0124
Fax: 478.328.3078

Rectory: 478.923.8360
School: 478.923.9668
PAC: 478.923.8934

Christian Service Center

Christian Service Center
136 Nortview Avenue
Warner Robins, GA 31088

Phone: 478.929.3897
Director: Greg Schliekelman
Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri 10:00 am to 2:45 pm

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