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1 The Spirituality of Stewardship: Putting the Eucharist into Action Michael Murphy Executive Director International Catholic Stewardship Council

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5 “Practicing stewardship is important for the mission of the Church and for the spiritual well-being of each individual Christian.” - Pope Benedict XVI “Stewardship is truly a spirituality for the 21st century.” - Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne Archbishop of Lima, Peru

6 Embracing CHRISTIAN STEWARDSHIP and THE NEW EVANGELIZATION in the Catholic tradition means to: Put the EUCHARIST into action Live out our TRINITARIAN FAITH day-by-day Offer PROPHETIC WITNESS to Christ no matter what the personal cost RESPOND DAILY to the psalmist’s question posed in Psalm 116:12

7 What return shall I make to the Lord for all the good He has done for me? Psalm 116:12

8 Jesus said to his disciples, "Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature.” see Mark 16:15

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10 Thus should one regard us: as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. 1 Corinthians 4:1

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13 Covenant Conversion Communion

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16 In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you." Luke 22:20 Covenant

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18 “Pray always and do not lose heart.” Luke 18:1

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20 “They devoted themselves to the teaching of the apostles and to the communal life, to the breaking of the bread and to the prayers.” Acts 2:42

21 A clean heart create for me, God; renew in me a steadfast spirit. Psalm 51:12 Conversion

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24 Money and the Spiritual Life “There are three conversions necessary: The conversion of the heart, the conversion of the mind, and the conversion of the purse.” - Saint John Chrysostom

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27 As generous distributors of God’s abundant grace, put your gifts at the service of one another, each in the measure he has received. 1 Peter 4:10

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30 So we, being many are one body in Christ … we have gifts that differ according to the grace bestowed on each of us. Romans 12:5-6

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34 “With great power the apostles bore witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great favor was accorded them all.” Acts 4:33

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36 What return shall I make to the Lord for all the good He has done for me? Psalm 116:12

37 Thanks be to Thee, My Lord, Jesus Christ For all the benefits Which Thou has given me; For all the pain and insults Thou has borne for me. Oh merciful Friend, Redeemer and Brother, May I see Thee More clearly, Love Thee more dearly, And follow Thee more nearly. Amen – St. Richard of Chichester (14th c)

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