What is Parish Stewardship?
Parish Stewardship is one way of organizing our gifts to invigorate the parish community. Good disciples are good stewards. They know that God has given them time, talent, and treasure to be shared with others. Therefore, they plan and budget their resources wisely so that God's will can come first in their lives, so that prayer and service can be high on their list of priorities.
What does it mean to be Eucharist Centered people?
To be a Eucharist Centered people is to be brought together each week by Jesus, to share his holy meal together, to be a people in communion in Jesus, in other words, to become his community.
In the Gospel stories, Jesus was always creating community around him and today Jesus is creating community among us, and it's the most beautiful, most sacred, most important thing in our lives, this holy community right here around the table of the Lord.
So each week, when we gather to hear the word, break the bread, and pass the cup, we forgive one another, we love one another, we make peace with one another and we become the Eucharistic community of Jesus.
So the church is not the institution or the buildings or the hierarchy or the administration.
As the Second Vatican Council said, it's "the people of God," the community that gathers around Jesus.