Stewardship and Development
STEWARDSHIP AND DEVELOPMENT
Lord God, inspire in all of us—members of your church
to recognize your call and be willing to respond to that call.
Help us to always remember that we are your hands and feet
in our world.
May we be good witnesses of Christ in the midst of our
everyday lives— in our families, in our professions, in our
social interaction, in our parish,
with our friends and with the strangers that we meet along
Give us the grace to be good stewards of the many gifts you have given us.
May we, in gratitude, live our lives in service to you.
May your love radiate from our lives.
The Stewardship Committee supports stewardship as a way of life by fostering an awareness within our faith community of God’s call to share our gifts. Members support the Annual Stewardship Renewal of time, talent and treasure, host the annual Ministry Celebration and annual Leadership Breakfast. Members also call and thank those involved in ministry and invite parish members to share their gifts.
This committee was formed in January of 2005 in response to the need to reduce the parish debt. Members create awareness of debt reduction efforts by educating parishioners about debt payments, debt balance, envelope contributions to debt reduction and interest savings. In addition, the committee hosts two events each year to foster parish community and support debt reduction efforts, the Spaghetti Dinner & Variety Show in June and the Fall Quarter Raffle in October. In January, the committee coordinates the “Crazy Cash” giveaway.
Parish Community Committee:
Members on this committee organize and implement parish gatherings which foster a sense of parish community. The committee hosts Divine Donuts the third Sunday of each month after all weekend Masses; the Presentation Playgroup which provides an opportunity for parents with preschool aged children an opportunity to gather; facilitates Women’s Ministry within the parish; and hosts an annual Family Game Night for parish families.
Members of this committee host a potluck dinner each Spring and Fall to welcome new parishioners and acquaint them with parish ministries. The dinners also provide an opportunity to meet the Pastor, parish staff and fellow new parishioners.
We Give Because We Are Blessed!