2012-2013 Stewardship Initiative Schedule
- October 13 & 14: Kick-Off and Formation/Education Commission Ministry Fair at Coffee and Company
- October 20 & 21: Parish Life Commission Ministry Fair at Coffee and Company
- October 27 & 28: State of the Parish at all Masses
- November 3 & 4: Outreach Commission Ministry Fair at Coffee and Company
- November 10 & 12: Worship and Finance/Administration Ministry Fair at
Coffee and Company
- November 17 & 18: Stewardship Ministry Sign-Up at all the Masses with
Coffee and Company
Stewardship is ‘managing your house’ - the care and meaning we add to what God has given to us. We are called by God to be conduits for our blessings in order to make a richer life for all. Stewardship of God’s gifts gives us purpose and makes us fully human, and the parish provides the framework and the outlets for this to happen. To begin to live a life from which goodness flows, consider seeing your blessings as truthfully from God, and start with daily prayer, then committing to at least one new ministry or project to help others, and make a plan for beneficial and consistent financial giving.
All parishioners are asked to prayerfully examine what they can do for the parish as a sign of their faith and their gratitude to God. There are many opportunities to give of your time and talent to St. Vincent's and to other charities. We encourage parishioners to explore these opportunities.
Parishioners should give financially what they can to maintain and improve the programs the parish offers. Most parishioners are sent packets of giving envelopes periodically. The envelopes should be used if you intend on deducting your contributions on your taxes. Parishioners who use the envelopes will be sent listings of their contributions periodically. These listings provide the necessary proof of contributions for the IRS. All giving information is strictly confidential.
Parishioners can also make financial donations in several other ways. Some parishioners have their contributions automatically deducted from their bank account. Others have their contributions charged to their Visa or MasterCard. Some also give appreciated assets like stocks or mutual fund shares and avoid capital gains tax. Call the Parish Office if you have any questions about how you can give of your time or treasure.