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  • Our Sunday Visitor is grateful to the International Catholic Stewardship Council, Washington,D.C., www.catholicstewardship.org, as well as Diana Vegas for the Spanish translation of this text.

    Scripture citations are paraphrased from the New American Bible With Revised New Testament, copy-right 1986, 1970 by the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, Inc. All rights reserved.

    Catechism citations are taken from the Catechism of the Catholic Church, second edition, for use inthe United States of America, copyright 1994 and 1997, United States Catholic Conference

    Libreria Editrice Vaticana. Used with permission.

    Excerpts from the United States Bishops pastoral on stewardship are taken from Stewardship: ADisciples Response, copyright 2002 by the United States Catholic Conference. All rights reserved.

    Every reasonable effort has been made to determine copyright holders of excerpted materials and tosecure permissions as needed. If any copyrighted materials have been inadvertently used withoutproper credit being given in one form or another, please notify Our Sunday Visitor in writing so

    that future editions may be corrected accordingly.

    Copyright 2004 by Our Sunday Visitor Publishing Division,Our Sunday Visitor, Inc. Published 2004

    Second Edition 200409 08 07 06 05 04 1 2 3 4 5 6

    All rights reserved. With the exception of single excerpts and clip art for use in bulletins, newslet-ters, or other stewardship materials and short excerpts for critical reviews, no part of this book may

    be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, includingphotocopying, recording, or by any information storage or retrieval system, without permission in

    writing from the publisher: Write:

    Our Sunday Visitor Publishing DivisionOur Sunday Visitor, Inc.

    200 Noll PlazaHuntington, IN 46750

    ISBN: 1-59276-076-7 (Inventory No. T127)LCCN: 2004109194

    Originally published as Stewardship by the Book: Scriptural Quotations on StewardshipCopyright 1996 by Sharon Hueckel.

    Cover design by Rebecca J. HeastonInterior design by Sherri L. Hoffman

    Interior art by Brother Placid Stuckenschneider, O.S.B.

    PRINTED IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

  • ContentsIntroduction 5

    CYCLE AAdvent Season 7

    First to Fourth Sundays of Advent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

    Christmas Season 7Christmas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7Holy Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7New Years Day. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8Epiphany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

    Lenten Season 8Ash Wednesday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8First to Fifth Sundays of Lent. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8Passion Sunday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

    Easter Season 9Easter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9Second to Seventh Sundays of Easter . . . . . . . . . . . . 910Pentecost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

    Ordinary Time 10Baptism of Our Lord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10Second to Thirty-Third Ordinary Sundays. . . . . . . . 1014Christ the King. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

    CYCLE BAdvent Season 15

    First to Fourth Sundays of Advent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

    Christmas Season 15Christmas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15Holy Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15New Years Day. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16Epiphany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16

    Lenten Season 16Ash Wednesday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16First to Fifth Sundays of Lent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1617Passion Sunday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

    Easter Season 17Easter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17Second to Seventh Sundays of Easter . . . . . . . . . . . 1718Pentecost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

  • Ordinary Time 18Baptism of Our Lord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18Second to Thirty-Third Ordinary Sundays. . . . . . . . 1823Christ the King. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

    CYCLE CAdvent Season 24

    First to Fourth Sundays of Advent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

    Christmas Season 24Christmas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24Holy Family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24New Years Day. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24Epiphany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

    Lenten Season 25Ash Wednesday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25First to Fifth Sundays of Lent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25-26Passion Sunday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

    Easter Season 26Easter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26Second to Seventh Sundays of Easter . . . . . . . . . . . 2627Pentecost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

    Ordinary Time 27Baptism of Our Lord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27Second to Thirty-Third Ordinary Sundays. . . . . . . . 2832Christ the King. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

    HOLY DAYS, FEASTS, & SOLEMNITIESPresentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33Trinity (Cycles A, B, C) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33Body and Blood of Christ (Cycles A, B, C) . . . . . . . 3334Transfiguration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34Ascension . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34Ss. Peter and Paul . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34Assumption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34Exaltation of the Cross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34Dedication of St. John Lateran . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34All Saints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34All Souls. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35Immaculate Conception . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

    Clip Art 36-44

  • Introduction

    Stewardship. . . There is a pervasive, almost unconscious, assumption that stewardshiprefers specifically to questions about church finances or fundraising that it is in somesense a decision rule about how much one ought to give to the Church. But steward-ship as used here (and as defined by the U.S. Bishops pastoral letter, Stewardship: A Dis-ciples Response) is far more. It is a spiritual attitude about who we are and what we have.It begins with the realization that everything we are and everything we own is gift, freelygiven to us by a God who loves us and calls us into relationship with Himself. We havenothing not even life itself which is not a gift from God. And with that under-standing comes both a desire to somehow give back in thanksgiving some share of allweve been given and a growing awareness of our responsibility to use those gifts wisely.Stewardship is this attitude of responsive and responsible gratitude.

    To see stewardship simply in terms of questions like, How much should I put in myenvelope each Sunday? How much is enough? How should I decide? is to look at theend, not the beginning. What we give is a reflection of the depth of our commitment, away of measuring how far weve come, not a place to start. For stewardship begins with arelationship we are loved and called into relationship with Christ. And our steward-ship, then, is the measure of our fidelity to that relationship, the tangible, visible result ofa longing to give back to the One who loves us. The more we love, the more of ourselveswe desire to give.

    . . . by the Book But just defining stewardship, however broadly, is not enough. The chal-lenge is teach it, to get the message out and reinforce it, to encourage believers to trans-late their discipleship into lives of faithful stewardship. Learning theorists suggest thatpeople assimilate new information best when they already have a familiar hook to hangit on and when they hear the same message repeated several times in different ways. Thusthe underlying premise of Stewardship by the Book is that the stewardship message will bemore clearly heard if it consistently echoes the Scriptures that are read and preached.Thesesimple bulletin inserts were written by carefully combing the Scriptures for each week-end to find the stewardship themes. Many times the readings for a given Sunday seem toinclude a stewardship message; sometimes the task is more challenging. But, withoutexception, every weeks readings reveal some insight into how disciples become good stew-ards of the gifts of God.

    Whether your parish is preparing to launch a formal stewardship program, nurtur-ing an earlier stewardship effort, trying to increase awareness of the link between disci-pleship and stewardship, or just trying desperately to keep the parish financially afloat,

    INTRODUCTION 5

  • dropping Stewardship by the Book into the bulletin each week is one fairly painless way towork at stewardship education.

    We are blessed to offer the art of Brother Placid Stuckenschneider, O.S

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