Stewardship Thoughts - August 15/16

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Today’s Scripture readings from the Prophet Isaiah, St. Paul’s Letter to the Roman community, and St. Matthew’s Gospel reveal that, from Old Testament days to the time of Jesus and the Apostles, all who strive to find God’s will and follow His commands are invited into the faith community. In a spirit of evangelization, we as the Church must offer hospitality to all who wish to share in Christ’s communion. Hospitably welcoming newcomers and parishioners alike is an important attribute of a stewardship parish. Consider becoming a welcoming minister — a minister of hospitality — in your parish.