The Principles of Catholic Stewardship of Time, Talents and Treasure:
“As each one has received a gift, use it to serve one another as good stewards of God’s varied grace.” (Peter 4:10)
The word “stewardship” refers to the Catholic approach to the gifts that God has bestowed upon us. Stewardship is living out a commitment to be Christ-centered rather than self-centered. Profound gratitude, justice and love become the fundamental motives for giving back to God. Everything that God has given to us is intended to serve the divine plan. Therefore our life is to be lived in gratitude toward God. In a variety of ways, we, as disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ, share our time, talent and treasure to build up the Church and make our world a better place.
“The promotion of the practice of stewardship is important for the mission of the Church and for the spiritual well-being of each individual Christian. Everyone benefits from the sacrificial gift one makes of his time, talent, and treasure.” – Pope Benedict XVI
Gifts to your parish may be made in the form of Cash – Gifts of Stock – Planned Gifts – Bequests – Charitable Gift annuity – remembering your parish in your will.
The Catholic Charities Appeal supports diocesan programs which include Catholic Social Services, campus ministry, hospital chaplaincy, and outreach to children who suffer from grief or loss in their families. They also seek to help the homeless, the hungry, and the unemployed. These programs go beyond the normal range of what one parish or any single individual can accomplish. In the face of such large problems, our small sacrifices can make a difference. Please go to http://frdioc-catholiccharities.org/ for more information.
A gift to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul for a loved one is a meaningful way to honor or memorialize that person. Gifts can be a perfect birthday, wedding or holiday gift for the person who has everything.
When you make a gift, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul will send a letter to the recipient or the recipient’s family to let them know about your gift. The amount of your gift is not disclosed. We will also send an acknowledgement to you as the donor.