In 1992, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (UCCB) developed a document entitled Stewardship, a Disciples Response. This document states
“The life of a Christian steward models the life of Jesus. It is challenging and even difficult, in many respects, yet intense joy comes to those who take the risk to live as Christian stewards. Women and men who seek to live as stewards learn that “all things work for good for those who love God” (Rom 8:28)
. . . . We must ask ourselves: Do we also wish to be disciples of Jesus Christ and Christian stewards of our world and our Church? Central to our human and Christian vocations, as well as to the unique vocation each one of us receives from God, is that we be good stewards of the gifs we possess . . . The Spirit shows us the way. Stewardship is a part of that journey.”
This concept of stewardship has been elevated in the Archdiocese of Detroit due to the difficult economic times that we have been experiencing in the past years. The St. Michael the Archangel Stewardship Committee, under the direction of our pastor, strives to use and monitor the gifts of our parish consistent with the guidance provided by the UCCB and by our Archbishop.