At St. Irenaeus Parish School all students are involved in a formal Stewardship Program which focuses on using our God-given gifts to help, care, and serve one another locally and globally, including our environment. The goals of the Stewardship Program are to:
- Help children recognize their own gifts and how to share them for the benefit of everyone.
- Help children understand that we use our gifts to do “God’s work” in serving others.
- Help children develop a life of “Lived Stewardship”.
- Help children develop the joy and satisfaction that comes from Stewardship.
In addition to the formal curriculum, school-wide and grade-level service projects have been developed to provide the students the opportunity to live out the gospel message of Stewardship.
St. Irenaeus Stewardship Projects
- H.O.P.E. Food Collection Monthly
- Respect Life Baby Shower in October
- Participation in the #GivingTuesday Movement
- Giving Tree in December
- Toy Drive in December
- Collection of coats and jackets for the homeless
- Disaster relief collections for Catholic Charities (Nepal, Philippines, Hurricane Katrina)
- Giving back to our community with baskets of baked goods to local services like the police station, senior center, and post office
- Making scarves for the elderly and delivering to a local nursing home