Forming Missionary Disciples
Stewardship as a way of life, is an expression of discipleship
with the power to change how we understand and live out our lives as disciples of Jesus Christ
All that we have and all that we are comes from God.
The MISSION of Stewardship Council is to support our parish family by seeking out pathways and practices that help our parish grow as Missionary Disciples and to raise-up a community of believers who go out, encounter people, and share the Good News of Jesus Christ.
The VISION of Stewardship Council is to bring people of different life experiences and challenges into a loving relationship with Jesus Christ and His Holy Catholic Church and to become a parish community that understands and practices what it means to be a missionary disciple.
Who We Are
The Stewardship Council consists of members of Saint Rita Parish who feel called to serve our parish community by seeking out ways to raise up, equip, and inspire a parish culture in which Catholic stewardship and missionary discipleship are understood, accepted, and practiced as a way of life. All that we do starts with Jesus.
What We Do
Stewardship Council is a lay leadership group within the larger parish organization that works in a consultative and collaborative manner with the pastor, parish staff members, parish ministries, and other groups to help us achieve our stated mission and vision.
Council meets on the first Wednesday of the month from September through June at 7:00pm on the parish campus. Council members select from among the group an executive board consisting of a Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, and Secretary. Executive board members serve on a 3-year rotational basis. The Stewardship Council chairperson also sits on the Parish Pastoral Council. Council members serve at their will.
2022-2023 Stewardship Council Members: Fr. Thomas Behrend, Desiree Fitkus, Greg Hovan (Secretary), Albie Leko (Pastoral Liaison), Les Monroe (Chair), Michelle Petitti, Jay Ross, Frank Tinus, Dennis Tidmore (Vice-Chair), and Danielle Violette.
If you would like to observe/participate in a council meeting or if you would like to personally present an idea, please contact Albie Leko.
I dream of a "missionary option," that is, a missionary impulse
capable of transforming everything so that the Church's customs,
ways of doing things, times and schedules, languages and structures
can be suitable channeled for the evangelization of today's world
rather than for her self-preservation.
- Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium