Stewardship

stewardshipStewardship

“As each one has received a gift,
use it to serve one another
as good stewards of God’s varied grace.”

(Peter 4:10)

Take a moment to reflect and thank our Lord for the many blessings in your life. Ask and seek the guidance from the Holy Spirit as you consider how you might return to God by increasing your gifts of time, talent and treasure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time

  • Ministries
  • Organizations

Talent

  • Liturgical Ministers
  • School PSA

Treasure

  • Annual Report
  • Commitment Card
  • Development Funds
  • Second Collections

Developing an Attitude of Stewardship

All that we have, and all that we are, are gifts from God. These gifts include our time, our talents, our ability to work and to earn, our possessions, our families and loved ones, the created world, and the precious gifts of life and faith. God gave us these gifts out to his great love for us. God’s purpose is that we be good stewards or caretakers of these gifts by using them wisely and generously for the glory of God and the building of God’s kingdom. In freedom, love, justice and thankfulness, without fear or selfishness, we share all that we have and all that we are.

Stewardship is really discipleship. In its simplest, yet deepest sense, discipleship is Christian Stewardship. We are all called to serve. It is our privilege at Saint Anne Parish to serve our parishioners by helping them to discover and pursue their personal Stewardship call. In your prayers, please ask for the grace to continue, or the discernment to identify, your particular call to Stewardship of God’s gifts of your TIME, TALENT, and/or TREASURE.

Determining your Gift

Begin with your weekly, monthly or annual gross income amount. The Catholic Church encourages us to give ten percent of this amount to two financial obligations of the faithful: “to assist with the needs of the church” and “to promote social justice and…assist the poor” (Canon 222). Embrace this dual focus, and give a gift of five percent of gross income to the parish and an additional five percent to charitable causes sponsored by your Parish or Diocese. If this goal is too high then determine as a family, through prayer and careful consideration, what percentage you are able to give. This will differ in each family and individual situation and is your personal decision. In Matthew 6:21 we are told “For where your treasure is, there also will your heart be.”

As your family situation changes, re-evaluate your giving ability. Take time to thank God for all the many blessings you have received. Pray for the ability to give to others as freely and you have received from God.

Making your Gift

Choose the manner by which the parish will receive your financial contribution. Contributions can be made weekly, monthly, quarterly or annually via the following options:

  • Cash or check contribution in the weekly collection (please use a parish envelope).
  • Contribution on a monthly, quarterly or annual basis.
  • Credit Card donations through the website.
  • Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) monthly withdrawal option.

 

Stewardship, A Way of Life

Stewardship is based on the fact that all that we have and all that we are comes from God. We commit ourselves to stewardship as a way of thanking God for all His blessings; returning to Him a portion of the time, talent, and treasure he has allotted to us:

  1. Each week, we choose what will be done with the 168 hours we have available to us. Good stewardship of time means we will share some of that time with God in prayer, praise and thanksgiving, and some time caring for the needs of others.
  2. Every person has a flair for something. Good stewardship of talent means we identify our talents and use them to glorify God and to help other people.
  3. Although the amounts vary significantly, we all bring some kind of revenue into our households. Good stewardship of treasure means we intentionally plan to donate a set percentage of our income to the church and other charities. As a final act of stewardship, we should prayerfully consider leaving a portion of our assets to the Church in our wills.

Through the efforts of dedicated parishioners and staff members alike, Saint Anne Parish is able to offer members of its faith community a variety of services and support, as well as the means with which to be of greater service to members in need. Parishioners interested in participating in any of the parish ministry groups should contact the parish office.


Stewardship Vision

Saint Anne regularly assesses the needs of our ministries and uses a wide variety of methods to inform the parishioners, such as bulletin, eNewsletter, and website.

Saint Anne instills in our youth the desire to contribute their time, talent and treasure to the parish so that they may feel more a part of it today while establishing a strong faith foundation.

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