Stewardship addresses three key components: Time, Talent and Treasure.
Sacred Heart School teaches our children the premise and joy of giving to others. For them it is the beginning of an attitude that cannot be learned overnight. This is a developmental process through which the response to life gradually matures. It is clearly, then, our job as educators to promote lifelong stewardship with our students.
Stewardship is lived out by wisely employing God-given human resources, abilities, and relationships. By sharing the material resources we hold and giving them in service, justice, and compassion, we are providing for future generations. Every day we are all called to stewardship through our Christian faith and how we are responsible for the world around us.
Stewardship encourages positive behaviors such as sharing, giving, recycling and prudence; stewardship is scriptural. The basis for living the stewardship way of life is summed up in 1 Peter 4: 8-10, where we are told, "Above all, let your love for one another be intense, because love covers a multitude of sins. Be hospitable to one another without complaining. As we receive a gift, use it to serve one another."
Each year at Sacred Heart School our service programs continue to grow in positive ways. Our teachers and students join together to plan and execute "helping hand" projects that directly benefit our community and the surrounding communities. Our teachers and our numerous parent volunteers who dedicate their time and talent to our school and parish programs all help our children learn that stewardship is a way of life and that the "gift of self" is often times the most important gift a person can give – and the most rewarding.