Annual Stewardship Renewal
Every year, we invite you to reflect on how God has blessed you and to consider your response to His blessings through your gifts of time, talent, and treasure.
Please take some time to determine how you can share your gifts to serve Christ and His Church through St. Maria Goretti.
Stewardship Materials 2019
What Does Stewardship Mean?
To be a Christian steward is to take care of and take responsibility for the gifts that God has given us – which is everything – and use them well.
Time - Unless we are good stewards of our time, oftentimes prayer just doesn’t happen. During these next few weeks, join with other parishioners to commit to rearranging your schedule to prioritize prayer, reading of Scripture, and Mass attendance.
Talent - Are you serving in a parish ministry? Perhaps you could become a lector, sing in the choir, or simply serve food at a parish event. When we serve together, we not only form friendships with one another, but we also deepen our relationship with God.
Treasure - Does God’s Church have a place in your family’s budget? Throughout Scripture, we are taught to give to God our “first fruits.” This is a powerful expression of God’s place in your life. “Where your treasure is, there also lies your heart.” (Matthew 6:21)
Giving to Our Parish - Tithing
Why should I tithe? Tithing is the expectation to offer a portion (typically 10%) of your income in thanksgiving back to God. Tithing was not created for God’s benefit - He already has everything He needs. Tithing was created for our benefit. It teaches us how to be good stewards of what God has given us. It reminds us to keep God first in our lives, to live unselfishly, and to give freely without expecting anything back in return.
Parish contributions support the mission and ministries of our parish community. Please reflect on how much you would like to give back to God through your parish contributions and consider increasing your gift by 1-2% (for example, if you are giving in the 4% column below, consider giving in the 5% column).
Weekly Percentage Giving Guide
|Annual Income||Weekly Income||1%||2%||3%||4%||5%||10%|
When you give online, especially a recurring gift, your consistent support allows for us to make commitments to grow our ministries and serve the people who rely on them. Please consider joining us by sharing your gifts with us through a recurring gift this year.
- Click "Give Online" from our website
- Select the collection(s) of your choice
- Set up your donation amount, payment type, and frequency
Once your account information is added, donations will automatically be deducted from your account. After your first donation, create an account for future access. It’s that easy!
- 2018-2019 Annual Report (PDF)
Other Ways to Give
For more information on other ways to give, see Support Our Parish
Please contact us at 608-271-7421 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Support Our Parish
In gratitude for God’s generosity, we dedicate a sacrificial portion of our gifts of time, talent, and treasure to serve Christ and His Church by supporting the needs of our parish.