Stewardship During Advent (by Fernando Gomez)

This year’s Advent season will begin on Sunday, November 28. This very special time of year can sometimes get lost in the bright lights of the Christmas season it precedes and its many celebrations around it. The first day of Advent marks the start of a new liturgical calendar and a four-week period of preparation in anticipation of the nativity of Jesus at Christmas. It also is a time to reflect on how we can prepare our hearts and homes for Christ’s birth in a time the world seems to have stopped seeking his Love, Grace and Mercy.

We invite you to step away from what can be a frenzied time of parties and shopping and spend a few minutes each day to think about how Advent can inspire your family’s Stewardship lifestyle through its four pillars.

Hospitality – Purposeful Christian Kindness
Prayer – A Heart to Hear with God
Formation – Continuous Conversion
Service – Love in Action

Advent also brings an opportunity to be generous and grateful for all gifts we receive without measure from God. We know we could never pay back God’s generosity! Instead, we celebrate that each of us enjoys a unique share in God’s work of creation and redemption. So, how will you give generously, pray faithfully & serve joyfully this Advent?

– Fernando Gomez